Intel’s new Sandy Bridge chipset has a major fault

Intel launched they’re new line of processors just last month but that might have been jumping the gun a little as a major fault has been unveiled in it’s chipsetThe fault has been tracked to one single transistor that controls the voltage for the SATA 3 Gbps ports. The transtor is prone to leaking higher currents that tolerable wich in some cases have left the SATA ports dead.

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A repair and exchange program has been started and Intel is budgeting that this flaw will cost them about 700 million USD

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