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Thursday, 10 February 2011 18:01

AMD fanboys like Intel bug

Written by Slobodan Simic
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AMD does too

Since Intel is still coping with its Sandy Bridge bug and AMD is quite happy with the announcement of shipping over a million of its APUs, it was just a matter of time before someone makes a rather intriguing video regarding the Sandy Bridge.

We happen to stumble upon a rather funny and interesting Youtube video which compares the Tacoma Bridge disaster to, as you would have guessed, Sandy bridge disaster. We already wrote that AMD didn't hide that it was happy with the way things are right now and that customers are now turning to AMD as a result of Intel's Sandy Bridge SATA bug.

To be fair, we don't think that Sandy Bridge bug is that much of a deal, especially considering that a big part of notebook platforms will be back on the market quite quickly as two SATA 6Gbps ports are fully functional.

Of course, no matter how small or big the bug is, it always has an impact on the market and that's something that everyone is aware of. It is quite interesting to see how far the fanboys are willing to go and how creative do they become when such things happen. Of course, to be fair, we are not sure if a fanboy is behind this video but it certainly seems so.

You can check out the video here.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 February 2011 21:54

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+50 #1 Greg4422 2011-02-10 23:25
Well if you only need 2 Sata ports, its not a problem, if you need more than 2...then you're screwed.

Isn't it unethical to knowingly sell a customer a defective product?

Amazing, how the Intel "fanboi's" are so quick to make excuses for a flawed product. Thats the pennacle of Fanboyism imho!!!!!
 
 
+22 #2 TechHog 2011-02-11 00:33
So... Are there any plans to put some actual news in this article?
 
 
-18 #3 TheDude 2011-02-11 01:10
The only way anybody is going to get screwed in this matter is if Intel denies this bug and flips the bird to everybody, which they are NOT. SATA3 0/1 are unaffected, SATA2 2 to 5 will eventually fail in the future so if your going to get your board replaced,(free of charge), in April you have absolutely nothing to worry about except for swapping the board out which in my opinion is a lot of fun anyways. Most people are blowing this way out of proportion, just chill and get a replacement board sheeeshh!
 
 
+17 #4 Sodomy 2011-02-11 02:29
Quoting TheDude:
...screwed in this matter is if Intel denies this bug... get your board replaced,(free of charge), in April you have absolutely nothing to worry about except for swapping the board out which in my opinion is a lot of fun anyways. Most people are blowing this way out of proportion, just chill and get a replacement board sheeeshh! (edited for the characters 4 my comment


While that is well and good for us nerds, what about you average joe? depending on the warrenty they may be forced to pay for the labour on the swap (as they clearly can't do it themselves) also you think the average Joe even knows about this problem? I Know that there has been no recall messages in either the newspapers or on the television here (australia).
 
 
+27 #5 deadspeedv 2011-02-11 03:15
Most people wouldn't even know what a SATA port is
 
 
-10 #6 The blue fox 2011-02-11 03:36
Quoting Sodomy:
While that is well and good for us nerds, what about you average joe? depending on the warrenty they may be forced to pay for the labour on the swap (as they clearly can't do it themselves) also you think the average Joe even knows about this problem? I Know that there has been no recall messages in either the newspapers or on the television here (australia).


I dont think the average person going to be using more then 2 SATA ports. The only people i see this realy affecting high end users.
Also Intel is handling this as best as they can. They are replacing all the faulty board's. They could have been like apple and offed a rubber band fix. like a SATA card.
 
 
+4 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-11 05:17
Just checked Asus' website and out of the 5 boards I checked all of them have 3 or 4 SATA ports that aren't affected by the bug, including the two native from the PCH.

Most boards will feature non-native SATA, at least 1 internal with 1 external or 2 internal ports from a JMicron / Marvell chip.

On the other hand MSI is mainly PCH based with only one board featuring a Marvell chip.

Sodomy has a valid point. I don't know if self-supplying retailers would want to mess with free service offered by warranty by contacting their customers, most likely they will screw them as usual.
 
 
-8 #8 TheDude 2011-02-11 05:21
"Quote"(While that is well and good for us nerds, what about you average joe? depending on the warrenty they may be forced to pay for the labour on the swap (as they clearly can't do it themselves) also you think the average Joe even knows about this problem? I Know that there has been no recall messages in either the newspapers or on the television here (australia).)

Nobody is going to be forced to pay for the labor to replace the boards that is just ludicrous, it's like saying you have to pay for the repairs on a auto recall that would piss too many people off and Intel definitely doesn't need that right now.
 
 
-56 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-02-11 06:10
AM-DUNG fanboys totally understand that this is only temporary, and the boot right up the rectum will continue unabated when its fixed, and it will get fixed. :-)
 
 
+7 #10 spede 2011-02-11 07:06
This is not newsworthy article! Video has 330 views. Lame!
 

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