Items tagged with 6-series

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? MSI isn't deaf to those questions and released a statement this week saying it is "working closely... Read more...
DailyTech reports that NVIDIA is preparing to phase out the current nForce 5 series of chipsets to make way for the "new" nForce 6 products. Despite the new name, this new series of chipsets is supposedly a more refined version of the nForce 5 series it replaces. Dubbed the nForce 650i SLI and nForce 680i SLI, the chipsets will support Intel's Core 2 architecture and replace the nForce 570 and 590 SLI Intel Edition chipsets. Perhaps the most critical improvement made is a solution to the nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition's FSB scaling issues thanks to an updated... Read more...