Intel to release limited number of Haswell chips

The infamous Haswell bug that leads to problems when working with data stored on USB 3.0 devices will very likely force Intel to release limited numbers of the chip when it get officially launched in June 2013, an analyst close to the company has said.

“Haswell for desktop (Denlow platform) looks set to launch with cautious volume in June using the faulty C1 stepping, and then to see a stronger ramp once the glitch is worked out. Still, this is more than we had hoped for in June. Caution in Ivy Bridge units still likely to constrain gross margin for Intel and contacts point to August as the more significant launch period,” said JoAnne Feeney, an analyst with Longbow Research, in a note to clients.

Intel currently works on a new chipset revision that solves the problem but commercial quantities will be available in late summer 2013. As known Haswell suffers from an issue that occurs when a Haswell-based system goes to S3 sleep state at the same moment when data, residing on USB 3.0 devices, gets requested. Later when waking up from the S3 state the system may not be able to keep working with USB 3.0 data. Thus a PDF document may appear blank while a movie playing from a USB 3.0 device will be terminated. The good news is that no data loss occurs – instead users will have to open the file again.


Source: Guru3D

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