Intel subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic...As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel® 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue. Only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel® 6 Series Chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving these shipments.
Meh.... its fine.... I dont mind shelling out 30$ for a sata 3 card. Though, if in 3 years, my mobo does fail (i dont have a S/B product) i wouldnt care to be honest...sata 6 is becoming the norm. Heck, even if it fails in like 15 days, w/e, its fine.
i just hope theres nothing else wrong with the chipset that intel isnt telling us yet... i wouldnt be surprised if they said something like, it'll transform into a robot and kill you while your sleeping. Companies are known to avoid major flaws that in reality have no effect on the consumer... i'm really hoping thats the case with intel here.
^^ for the record, i will be really surprised!!
means future upgrades will GRAB the SCREW up from intel...especially if people do not know of this or forgot about it over a couple/few years. they really should send out new CPUs to those who have an infected CPU for free.
But i dont think its the cpu thats the problem... isnt it the motherboard chipset?... so its all good
Correct, it is not the CPU. It is the motherboard chipset, and actually only the P series motherboard chipsets. Other X67 series motherboard chipsets do not suffer from the flaw.
Yeah what your saying is exactly what I was thinking on the sata 3 card anyway. I don't really understand there reasoning here though. I mean I get it if you wanna tarnish your own company , and components, but why would you broadcast a flaw in your equipment, then say you were going to fix it prior to a re-release, and then change your mind saying you won't fix it, and do it all publicly?
I think Intel needs to hire the guys who were finding flaws in the Verizon iPhone by encasing it in both of there hands, and saying it has radio issues for a wifi connection.
Guy, I think for "us" this isn't a big deal at all (as Dave mentioned in the webcast) but the sheer fact that the company admitted to a mistake and isn't doing much to rectify the issue, I believe, is showing that Intel is geting a little too comfortable as "top-dog" in the industry. The first rule of ANY business is that you do whatever you can in your power to make sure your end-client is (a) happy with their buying experience and (b) satisfied with the quality of the product....point 'b' obviously isn't met (though its a small issue...its still an issue)