Skip to comments.USB 3.0 problems for Intel's Haswell ( Laptop buyers alert )
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 dont 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."
H/T to Fudzilla:
Monday, 04 March 2013 13:07
Great PR. Ship known buggy products.
It may not be an issue to Intel, but it will be to the end-user who wants a total seamless computer experience.
It’s a feature, isn’t it?
Solid engineering. /sarc
Most likely. :)
So you remember the first Pentiums that dropped bits in the arithmetic operations? Har!
Yep. Go back well beyond when Intel only designed and fabricate memory devices.
Ahhhh....good times. Good times! 8080s ruled the Jurassic then.
Years before CPU on “chips” became a reality. Yes. They where good time for the most part.
Wake from S3 mode, keyboard and mouse quit working due to being hooked to USB?
Well it is USB3,...I assume NOT USB2,
At least as far as they are saying at the moment.
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