Sandy Bridge Design Flaw Forces Recall
This is some disheartening news, Intel has revealed a silicon design flaw in their Sandy Bridge line of CPU’s and Chipsets. After a raving review by Missingremote’s Andy VanTil, hopefully Intel can fix this issue quickly and not delay the further roll-out of the Sandy Bridge line.
Intel said Monday that it discovered a design flaw in a chipset circuit and has “implemented a silicon fix.” The chip giant also said it will work with PC makers to handle returns and repairs.
Specifically, Intel found a design problem in a support chip, the Intel 6 Series, which is code-named Cougar Point. In a nutshell, chipsets with Serial-ATA ports could degrade over time and hurt the performance of hard drives and DVD drives.