Unless your Internet's been down for past couple of days, then by now you're undoubtedly aware that something's amiss with Sandy Bridge
, or more specifically, the 6-series chipset built into socket 1155 boards that Sandy Bridge processors plop into. The "design flaw," as Intel calls it, is estimated to cost the chip maker between $700 million and $1 billion, but who else is left holding the bag? What happens to end users who already purchased a Sandy Bridge motherboard only to find out that it's flawed?
isn't deaf to those questions and released a statement this week saying it is "working closely with Intel to minimize the inconvenience to customers and retail stores with regard to related issues.." Furthermore, "MSI encourages end users who want to return their MSI Intel P67 and H67 motherboards, or their notebook, to contact the original place of purchase for more detail."
That last bit sounds a bit vague as to what the end result will be, though MSI ensures it's "wholly committed to both our customers and to the overall quality of our products. While we work with Intel to resolve the chipset issues, we want to make sure our customers known their concerns are our top priority."
So what's the verdict, does MSI's comments give you warm fuzzies inside, or are you skeptical of this turning out okay in the end?