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 with Intel to minimize the inconvenience to customers and retail stores with regard to related... 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 memory controller. Unfortunately, no strict release date is provided though you can be sure the folks... Read more...