Screw Sandy, i'll just build my own CPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    At this rate and with this recent failure and Apple's laziness to implement them immediately god knows how long we'll have to wait for the Sandy Bridges.

    But the bridge is burned. I'll build my own CPU!

    Let's see who laughs last
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure the screw up was in the desktop CPUs, not laptop versions.
     
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    How is this Apple's laziness? Sandy Bridge is still quite new and it doesn't mean Apple is lazy - maybe they are being careful about introducing something that's not fully ready for prime time.
     
  6. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Not unless Apple is using more than 2 SATA ports. The 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA ports have two separate controllers (2 6Gb/s ports, 4 3Gp/s ports). IIRC, it's a faulty transistor in the PLL circuitry of the 3Gb/s ports so, if Apple is only using the 2 SATA 6Gb/s, then there is no need to delay as the faulty controller will never be used. Apple could be impacted by the lack of available parts, though, especially if the entire B stepping is being recalled.
     
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    And if Apple would have used faulty chips, you would be complaining that your MBP doesn't work properly, and how dare Apple be lazy with quality control!:rolleyes:
     
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    Hey, making sense is against the RULEZ!!!!!
     
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    Yet, that only affects SATA ports 2-5, and we still have ports 0 and 1 working. More over, Apple's MacBook Pro line only uses SATA 0 and 1, so we'd still be good.

    I admire your courage for a DIY build, but if you've never done one or only buy pre-builts, then your quest is already uphill. Besides, even the desktop versions of SNB are gone (motherboard wise).
     
  12. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I highly doubt it would be you.
     
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    Intel has stopped the production and all shipments of the defective chipsets so Apple would definitely face availability issues. It will take nearly a month before Intel gets another chipset out of their production line and possibly over two months before the production is working at a normal rate.
     
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  16. sab165 macrumors member

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    Let's be honest, who would really want to use a sandy bridge vs. a concrete bridge?! You are definitely heading in the right direction :D
     

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