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Gigabyte offers official statement on Intel Sandy Bridge issue

Gigabyte pulls all Sandy Bridge mainboards

By Shane McGlaun from Feb 4, 2011 @ 11:04 CST

If you are a tech fan, you would have to have been in a coma the past week or so to not know whatr is going on with Sandy Bridge chipsets right now. The flaw in the Sandy Bridge chipset known by the code name Cougar Point had a major problem that means the silicon had to be redesigned. The redesign also means that all the Cougar Point packing mainboards and PCs on the market already will need a recall.


MSI has made its official announcement concerning what it will do with its affected mainboards. As of today, Gigabyte has announced that as of today it is no longer selling and of the 6 Series B2 stepping chipset based board. The B3 replacements for the board will be available in April according to Intel.

Gigabyte also says that all of the affected boards are being retrieved from its dealers and distributors. Any consumers with the boards in their hands should return them to an authorized dealer. The B3 boards aren't due until April, but the revised chipset is expected to ship at the end of February.

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