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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:41

AMD got calls for more chips

Written by Fuad Abazovic


When Sandy Bridge bug surfaced
AMD has told Fudzilla that they got more calls than usual after Intel’s Sandy Bridge chipset recall. Intel’s hell will serve someone well.

AMD didn’t want to get into details, but you can expect that they sold more than their usual share of CPUs, as long as they had enough in stock.

Motherboard manufactures at Cebit were not too happy about Intel’s slip up and you can imagine that Taiwanese motherboard companies didn’t really like the announcement date. Just to refresh your memory, Intel chose first days of Chinese New Year holiday to do the recall announcement.

Most motherboard companies got the B3 version of the chipset and they have started to ship them. If someone flew them to customers they might resurface very soon in a shop nearby.

We don’t know the real damage of this recall, but we believe that it will be significant and even after B3 boards hit the market, people might be reluctant to get one. The real question is how much is the reputation of Core i Sandy Bridge parts damaged.
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+31 #1 fuadzilla 2011-03-09 13:44
go amd!!!
 
 
+24 #2 JAB Creations 2011-03-09 15:12
Someone mentioned in earlier articles that AMD should have released their AM3+ motherboards however we later learned that the chipset has issues. Had the chipset not had issues I think AMD would have moved to ship the motherboards so it was in their favor with the hand that they had to not ship AM3+ motherboards.

For those wondering why ship AM3+ motherboards without AM3+ CPU's it's because we could upgrade to AM3+ motherboards with current AM3 CPU's and simply buy the CPU alone once Bulldozer comes out.

Since Bulldozer is a radical redesign the AM3+ CPU's will not work with AM3 motherboards.
 
 
+13 #3 Blue Fear 2011-03-09 15:57
Quoting JAB Creations:
Someone mentioned in earlier articles that AMD should have released their AM3+ motherboards however we later learned that the chipset has issues. Had the chipset not had issues I think AMD would have moved to ship the motherboards so it was in their favor with the hand that they had to not ship AM3+ motherboards.

For those wondering why ship AM3+ motherboards without AM3+ CPU's it's because we could upgrade to AM3+ motherboards with current AM3 CPU's and simply buy the CPU alone once Bulldozer comes out.

Since Bulldozer is a radical redesign the AM3+ CPU's will not work with AM3 motherboards.


It also explains why Bulldozer will get a June release instead of April.
 
 
+12 #4 Super XP 2011-03-09 16:02
Quoting Blue Fear:
It also explains why Bulldozer will get a June release instead of April.


Yes agreed. It was originaly scheduled for a late April launch with availability in early to mid May. Anyway at least we have a time line now. Start saving up the pennies.
 
 
0 #5 Dave_Tangeir 2011-03-10 03:33
Oddly, the largest marketing firm that actually tracks volume shipments and market share claims AMD is not benefitting at all from the minor Cougar Point set back.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/idc-intels-sandy-bridge-woes-not-helping-amd-525
 
 
-1 #6 dicobalt 2011-03-10 16:47
Reluctant to get a 2500K with a p67 motherboard? LOL no way, that quad smokes AMD's hex core chips. It's the fastest CPU available besides Intel's hex core expensive edition. I am about to build two Sandy Bridge systems in the next couple weeks.

http://hardocp.com/article/2011/01/03/intel_sandy_bridge_2600k_2500k_processors_review/4
 
 
0 #7 mathwat 2011-04-30 16:15
Quoting JAB Creations:
Since Bulldozer is a radical redesign the AM3+ CPU's will not work with AM3 motherboards.


wrong!!!!! so why does asus have a beta bios for the CH4 then?

http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Crosshair%20IV%20Formula&p=1&s=24&os=30&hashedid=kPGmtxee5RsQVsXG 1312 bios
 

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