Friday, December 7th 2007

Yorkfield Launch Delayed

AMD hasn’t seen the launch of its Phenom processors go as smoothly as it had hoped after the early batches of processors were found to feature an erratum that lead to problems such as system instability and data loss, but now it’s Intel turn to solve a few problems. The chip-giant looks set to delay the launch of its upcoming 45nm Yorkfield CPUs because the integrity of the FSB frequency is not satisfactory and may even cause crashes. This shouldn’t be a major setback as it has only occurred when forced in a lab rather than in normal everyday computing, but it is likely to add at least a few weeks delay before the Yorkfields become available. The Wolfdale cores are unaffected by this and still on-target for a January release.Source: NordicHardware
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10 Comments on Yorkfield Launch Delayed

#1
Silverel
The ever compassionate Intel seeks to alleviate the bleeding of AMD.

"Hey look, we screwed up too! Kinda... well... a little."
*smashes chip with a hammer*
"Looks like an fsb problem."
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#2
hacker111
They seriously need to fix the FSB frequency or there screwed...and they need to fix it fast...:wtf:
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#3
Chewy
screwed! :roll: damm intel is kicking ass :P Im perfectly happy with my 65nm c2d's.


Edit: ah I see your being sarcastic, go figure :P
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#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
At least they caught it before the chips were released.
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#5
Chewy
^^ ohnoes. but your right, maybe Amd was in to much of a rush while intel can lay back and take thier time perfecting :(
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#6
tigger
I'm the only one
If your the company playing catch up,your always on the back foot.

Its worth waiting a little longer knowing how good these chips will be.
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#7
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: hacker111
They seriously need to fix the FSB frequency or there screwed...and they need to fix it fast...:wtf:
Indeed because they're already so far behind on AMD. Their current generation just doesn't cut it.

Seriously, I don't see any rush. In fact they've given AMD a lot of space in the past years and they're still not screwed, I doubt this will cause it.
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#8
mandelore
lol, whats a few weeks... gives us some more time to save up! good imo ;)
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#9
Completely Bonkers
INTEL should just release Yorkfield with a lower FSB and higher multipler (e.g. 800, 1066 or 1333). Then the other benefits of Y could be had, and it would be a suitable drop-in for existing mainboards.

They can always release the 1600 pumped FSB later.
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Completely Bonkers
INTEL should just release Yorkfield with a lower FSB and higher multipler (e.g. 800, 1066 or 1333). Then the other benefits of Y could be had, and it would be a suitable drop-in for existing mainboards.

They can always release the 1600 pumped FSB later.
u mean like this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115034
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