Weekend tech reading: Ivy Bridge uses H67 and P67 chipsets

By Matthew
Feb 6, 2011
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  1. Ivy Bridge 22nm works with H67 and P67 Intel finally came to its senses to use the same socket and make the 22nm Ivy Bridge pin and software compatible to Sandy Bridge x67 boards, and this happens to be the chipset that is affected with a huge embarrassment and SATA 2 recall bug. Now that is ironic. Fudzilla

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Told you guys it would. Why is everyone saying "finally came to their senses?" Intel has NEVER changed the socket on a tick release. Only on the tock releases.

    Also It's nice that gigabyte released that tool. Then you can test if your board is degrading so you don't need to send it in.
  3. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,073   +428

    My thought is that same socket = cheaper upgrades... Buying only a processor is cheaper than getting a whole new motherboard and processor and depending on how much of an upgrade it is, new ram. I think anyone who hasn't gotten a sandy-bridge processor yet should plan on waiting toward the end of the year or early next year for an ivy bridge model.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I'm not 100% sure this app is going to give a definitive answer unless the drive connected to the SATA port/controller is known to be in A1 condition. I think the Gigabyte app is similar (if not based upon) HD Tune, so the application is basically testing the drive and port -either of which could return a failing result.
    I would assume that the utility will show a number errors in much the same way that HD Tune will show Ultra DMA CMC Error's (which usually signifies a bad SATA cable, connection or controller)
    If you got a less than stellar result and the drive(s) are known good then you can be pretty certain that the controller is at fault, but if the drives' health status is relatively unknown then it would pay to run a diagnostic on it/them.

    I'm assuming that the Gigabyte utility isn't as comprehensive as HD Tune.

    EDIT: Lab501 (translated) have a brief article on using HD Tune to check Cougar Point chipsets for the design flaw.

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