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Shipwreck on Sandy Beach.

" Intel announced that a faulty chip in its new mainstream processing platform would cost it $700m to fix and would reduce revenues by $300m in the current quarter. "

Many folk were holding back till this new chipset shipped.

Let's hear more before you buy this new system.
Bob

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AMD?

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This setback may be just what AMD needs to get back in the game.

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Doubtful

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Intel's production technology has advanced so far beyond AMD's that AMD is consigned, probably permanently, to the status of chip manufacturer for the lowest-end machines. This is nothing more than a hiccup for Intel.

Remember the Pentium math problem? This is NOTHING like that. The problem is in the chipsets, not the processors, and involves the SATA ports degrading over time. Intel caught it early -- they had just started shipping only a couple of weeks before announcing the recall.

In my opinion, this reflects to Intel's credit. This isn't a case like Toyota's delays, denials and dissemblies. Intel stepped up to the plate immediately to protect its customers, and my hat's off to them for it.

I want an older i7 980x anyway.

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Well the thing is will the consumer just buy

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the older Intel 1st generation i processors over the new AMD Fusion processors. I think AMD has alot to overcome with their product perception. You would think that owning ATI would help AMD make a better processor with integrated graphics in the processer. Intel did make graphics cards but not the high perfomance that ATI did or does.

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ZDnet says thats Intel plans to ship

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new sandy bridge today to the vendors. Time will olny tell which the Sandy Bridge systems are in the stores. You can get some deals on the 1st generation i porcessors though.

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Unsticking, locking.

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Sandy Beach is now shipping fixed chips and systems are starting to show up.

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