quote: We've heard about Bulldozer for how many years now? Fusion for how long? While I'm rooting for AMD this year and think they have some awesome products out, I'm not holding my breath for them to come out with anything that will trounce Intel in the consumer pc market.
quote: I'm surprised that OEMs aren't offering to buy up Intel's existing stock at a big discount for just this sort of setup.
quote: The issue effects all quad-core Sandy Bridge boards shipped thus far (basically, all Sandy Bridge-based products sold, as octacore varieties aren't currently available).
quote: top motherboard makers, announced [report] that they were terminating sales of Sandy Bridge boards until Intel delivers sufficient quantities of untainted stock.
quote: Intel initially estimated the damages from the flaw to be around $300M USD, then it upped it to $700M USD, and its latest estimate says it may lose as much as $1B USD from warranty fulfillment and lost sales.