HP's Gaming Unit Says Intel Chip Flawed Hewlett-Packard's gaming unit is backing off plans to integrate Intel's latest 45 nm processor into its product line, saying flaws need to be worked out. Rahul Sood, chief technology officer for HP's gaming unit, made the revelation Wednesday in an item on his web log. "We haven't launched Intel's 45 Nanometer processor as planned," Sood wrote. "We, like many, were hoping that it would work flawlessly on certain chipsets - and well, unfortunately it doesn't - not yet anyways. Even though we were getting close to qualifying it - last week we received some really bad news. The bottom line is we're working on a solution for Nvidia SLI, but at the moment there isn't one." In addition, Sood said some companies are launching systems based on the 45 nm chip, known as Penryn, with configurations "that we *know* to be unstable." Intel did not immediately return phone calls for comment. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker has positioned Penryn and its 45 nm process as a breakthrough in efficiency and performance-per-watt measurements, and the company officially launched the chip on Monday. Intel executives have said the chip and process technology would work to effectively extend the life of Moore's Law. HP's gaming unit is led primarily by executives that came over when the Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer company bought VooDoo PC last year. "I don't want to get into the details, it's not a pretty situation," Sood wrote. "There is much confusion surrounding this launch -- it's somewhat unbelievable."