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Friday, 11 February 2011 10:11

Intel chipset bug to hit Nvidia and ATI hard

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Especially notebooks
Our industry sources have said that it looks like Q1 2011 wont be a great month for notebook discrete graphics.

Since Intel announced its massive chipset recall, notebook manufacturers have put all orders on hold. This affects most of Nvidia and ATI graphics parts that were supposed to accommodate Sandy Bridge notebooks and offer it better graphics.

Some notebook manufacturers might decide to continue shipping its notebooks and try to convince users that their units are not affected, but this is a long shot. Even if they do use non-affected SATA 3.0 ports, people might not be relaxed about using notebook lines that suffered from this.

It is still not clear how much will this recall affect others including hard drive manufacturers, memory manufacturers, graphics chips manufactures and even mighty Microsoft who usually sells software for these notebooks. Its easy to predict that anyone who sells things that accommodate Intel's notebooks and desktops will be affected. Prepare for some weaker than expected Q1 results.

We will try to get some exact details but so far we know that notebook graphics for both Nvidia and ATI has been affected.


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+31 #1 johndgr 2011-02-11 10:35
Nvidia maybe, but AMD? I don't think so. Don't put them in the same basket. AMD is not selling only discrete chips like Nvidia.
 
 
+11 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-11 11:28
Quoting johndgr:
Nvidia maybe, but AMD? I don't think so. Don't put them in the same basket. AMD is not selling only discrete chips like Nvidia.



Well, OEM's put a lot of AMD discreet graphics in their lappies... basically that's what Fuad meant by "hard", granted it's inaccurate.

It's still exaggerated, a laptop has what?... an SSD or HDD and a/or no ODD?
 
 
+10 #3 sirroman 2011-02-11 11:31
Quoting johndgr:
Nvidia maybe, but AMD? I don't think so. Don't put them in the same basket. AMD is not selling only discrete chips like Nvidia.


Ok. So he should have said "This affects most of Nvidia and AMD Graphics Division parts..." but it's still true. AMD sells CPU and GPU, so if one can't sell the entire company is hurt. The CPU division can't just step in and replace Intel inside those notebooks, so in the end you go from selling 0-CPU and 1-GPU to 0 of both.

It should hurt way more nVIDIA than AMD, but it still hurts her.
 
 
-13 #4 razorleaf 2011-02-11 13:46
It actually may not affect Nvidia at all, http://www.anandtech.com/show/4143/the-source-of-intels-cougar-point-sata-bug
Also it seems that this error will be very uncommon in notebooks... . On the other hand, if somebody wants to buy a gaming PC knowing SATA issue well there is no problem of using other ports for hard drive.... Corect me if im wrong please....
 
 
+8 #5 Haberlandt 2011-02-11 15:49
Isn't Fudzilla a serious website? Why do they keep calling AMD ATI?
 
 
+5 #6 Huacanacha 2011-02-11 19:01
Why would manufacturers NOT resume shipping notebooks when the vast majority of models will only require two SATA ports, one for internal hard drive and one for DVD/Blu-ray?

You may recall, although it seems it's too much to ask, that there are exactly two perfectly good SATA 6Gbps ports they can use. Only notebooks with two internal hard drives or eSATA should be affected. The rest should be fine, or in some cases needing a very minor redesign to utilize the 'good' connections.
 
 
-1 #7 youserzero 2011-02-11 21:04
Quoting Huacanacha:
Why would manufacturers NOT resume shipping notebooks when the vast majority of models will only require two SATA ports, one for internal hard drive and one for DVD/Blu-ray?

You may recall, although it seems it's too much to ask, that there are exactly two perfectly good SATA 6Gbps ports they can use. Only notebooks with two internal hard drives or eSATA should be affected. The rest should be fine, or in some cases needing a very minor redesign to utilize the 'good' connections.


Newer laptop models with esata ports come to mind.
 
 
+1 #8 ViperSpec 2011-02-11 22:55
Quoting youserzero:
Quoting Huacanacha:
Only notebooks with two internal hard drives or eSATA should be affected. The rest should be fine, or in some cases needing a very minor redesign to utilize the 'good' connections.


Newer laptop models with esata ports come to mind.


Try reading it and then commenting. You'll find it'll help when trying to sound like you know what your talking about.
 
 
-6 #9 youserzero 2011-02-12 03:15
Quoting ViperSpec:
Quoting youserzero:
Quoting Huacanacha:
Only notebooks with two internal hard drives or eSATA should be affected. The rest should be fine, or in some cases needing a very minor redesign to utilize the 'good' connections.


Newer laptop models with esata ports come to mind.


Try reading it and then commenting. You'll find it'll help when trying to sound like you know what your talking about.


I don't take advise form people with IQ's smaller than their shoe sizes. Sorry if was speaking above your comprehension level? Thanks for the half-assed attempt at an insult none the less! 8)
 
 
-7 #10 comfynumb 2011-02-12 05:56
Quoting youserzero:
Quoting ViperSpec:
Quoting youserzero:
[quote name="Huacanacha"]
Only notebooks with two internal hard drives or eSATA should be affected. The rest should be fine, or in some cases needing a very minor redesign to utilize the 'good' connections.


Newer laptop models with esata ports come to mind.



I don't take advise form people with IQ's smaller than their shoe sizes. Sorry if was speaking above your comprehension level? Thanks for the half-assed attempt at an insult none the less! 8)



I like your insult better... You win the Olympics... and a plus one! :lol:
 

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