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USB 3.0 problems for Intel's Haswell ( Laptop buyers alert )
Hardware.info (UK) ^ | Friday 1 March 2013 11:06 | Frank Everaardt,

Posted on 03/05/2013 12:05:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach


Intel intends to introduce a new 'tock' (denoting a new CPU architecture) around the middle of this year. However, the company is struggling with the USB 3.0 implementation in its upcoming Haswell products, as this fourth generation Intel Core processors is widely known. This is what Hardware.Info learnt from a reliable source and saw confirmed in an internal document from one of the processor manufacturing giant's partners.


In the document, Intel purportedly informs manufacturers that a system with Haswell inside, when waking from S3 sleep mode, will experience issues with devices connected through USB 3.0. For example this would result in blank pages displaying in Acrobat Reader PDFs or video playback stopping, rather than continuing. A quick fix would be to restart the failing application.

For that reason, Intel apparently describes the problem only as a nuisance for end users, as there would be no serious consequences like data loss. The company indicates the issues will not impact the release of the Haswell processor series, but it is of the intention of resolving this problem in a future processor stepping. So it looks like Haswell will launch as planned, even if the company is still researching what other consequences this issue can possibly have.

It is worth noting that Intel is requesting its partners to accept this issue, before it will supply them with processors.

Hardware.Info asked Intel spokesperson Kristof Sehmke for a reaction. His response: "While we don’t comment on rumors about future products I can tell you that Intel remains on track for the first 4th generation Intel Core processors to come to market starting in mid-2013."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: haswell; hitech; intel; usb3

1 posted on 03/05/2013 12:05:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; blam; SierraWasp
new chip problems....

H/T to Fudzilla:

Intel Haswell has USB 3.0 issues

Monday, 04 March 2013 13:07

2 posted on 03/05/2013 12:08:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great PR. Ship known buggy products.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 1:01:26 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What good is a computer if all the peripherals will have problems when connected to it?

It may not be an issue to Intel, but it will be to the end-user who wants a total seamless computer experience.

-PJ

4 posted on 03/05/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

It’s a feature, isn’t it?


5 posted on 03/05/2013 1:09:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

Solid engineering. /sarc


6 posted on 03/05/2013 1:20:42 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Marine_Uncle

“Errata Inside.”


7 posted on 03/05/2013 1:31:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Definite bookmark!
Will be buying new machine soon.
8 posted on 03/05/2013 1:35:09 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Most likely. :)


9 posted on 03/05/2013 1:39:43 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Marine_Uncle

So you remember the first Pentiums that dropped bits in the arithmetic operations? Har!


10 posted on 03/05/2013 2:01:58 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep. Go back well beyond when Intel only designed and fabricate memory devices.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 2:36:27 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Ahhhh....good times. Good times! 8080s ruled the Jurassic then.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 2:46:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Years before CPU on “chips” became a reality. Yes. They where good time for the most part.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 2:53:18 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wake from S3 mode, keyboard and mouse quit working due to being hooked to USB?


14 posted on 03/05/2013 3:02:00 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Well it is USB3,...I assume NOT USB2,


15 posted on 03/05/2013 5:32:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

At least as far as they are saying at the moment.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 5:34:04 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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