OK, it has arrived. Following on from Intel’s very open and honest revelation yesterday morning, the channel has been waiting to hear what the full extent of Intel’s advice is – and it has just arrived. KitGuru reveals all.
The message is clear.
“Intel Recommends Channel Customers Stop Building and Shipping Systems based on Intel 6 Series Chipsets.
As a result of the design issue recently identified with the Intel 600 Series Chipset, we are recommending that system builders stop building and shipping systems based on this chipset until additional information becomes available.
If you have already shipped systems to your customers based on the Intel® 6 Series Express Chipset and the C200 chipset and believe you may be affected by this issue, please contact your place of purchase for specific information about next steps”
So there you have it, the great freeze has happened and the channel is now preparing for an Arnie-level Total Recall.
KitGuru says: Intel’s biggest problem is that the Sandy Bridge processors have no problem at all – and they are significantly better than anything Intel has ever produced before. Can AMD make hay? Let’s see if they have the marketing muscle available to wrest a sizeable chunk of market share from the competition.
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