World’s largest chip manufacturer, Intel has just admitted on its release that there is a flaw in its 6 series Chipsets (code named, Cougar Point).
In its official web release, Intel said: “The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.”
According to several major manufacturers, customers are calling asking to return stock. Since large quantities of boards and systems have already been sold into the channel, systems builders are still waiting for official word from Intel on what to do.
Surprisingly, top management at companies like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, etc., did not even hear about this issue, when everyone else found out!
Till date, Intel has manufactured around 8 million boards and shipped them to their distribution network. Before the flaw announced, it is yet unknown that how many customers have bought the boards. Intel has decided to recall all the boards and patch it with new version.