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News MSI ships fixed Sandy Bridge motherboards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 25 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Good for them!

    When are Asus going to announce?
     
  3. thelaw

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    I would imagine they will as soon as they the stuff on the way via the "boat"...it will also be a bit of a race to grab some market share as well given that if MSI can stock new B3's people may buy them rather than wait for say Gigabyte/asus etc to stock - so you should see the other board makers shipping soon..assuming they have enough built..

    If Msi state state "all being well, we hope to have stock at our key resellers during the week commencing 7 March.’" then the others will likely announce next week too some time.
     
  4. Floyd

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    Cmon Gigabyte!!!
     
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    ASRock also announced shipping of new boards few days ago.
     
  6. Gradius

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    Just saw on Scan that the new models are identified by having -B3 at the end of the model names (Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3). Good way to be sure you're getting the revised boards :)
     
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    The store where I bought my P8P67, says that we have to deliver the "bad" boards until the end of May, I might stretch my RMA to see if I can get a trade-in (mobo+money) and buy a Z68 motherboard :p
     
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    what will be interesting to see is how the main e-tailers handle thier overclocked bundles with this board.
     
  11. thelaw

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    All customers who already own any ASUS product affected by the design error identified by Intel® can have it replaced free of charge between 2011/03/01 and 2011/06/30.:confused:

    Eh...so you have three months only to return your boards and then that is it?

    Gee i am getting mine sorted on the 1st then.
     
  12. Palmski

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    I also notice that the board I was interested in getting (Asus P8P67 LE) is listed as being £15 more expensive on scan for the "Rev3" version. I'm hoping that's a mistake and not an indication of an impending price gouge across the board for the fixed boards.
     
  13. thelaw

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    Yip, i would suggest Palmski the prices will actually go up, most of the board prices you had been seeing recently were introductory launch prices from Jan to get people buying sandybridge boards and cpu's however the prices were actually expected to go up gradually up after a few months it usually does.

    Then until the issue regarding the chips came in, most retailers then had to keep the prices at the same launch price to get rid of the stock.

    However i expect the new boards will come out with a higher price tag and climb further for a bit not because they are "fixed" but because it was the price they would have slowly moved up to anyhow given they are the best and latest hardware out there..with nothing threatening sandybridge from AMD intel can pretty much dictate prices...

    Your likely to see the sandybridge cpu chips go up in price soon as well.
     
  14. Palmski

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    Bah humbug, makes me wish I had actually bought a "defective" board instead, I won't need the SATA ports at risk of failure. Sounds like I won't be able to get a sub-£100 P67 board after all without sitting and waiting for a year or so.

    Chalk one up to experience....
     
  15. RichCreedy

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    whoever shouted for gigabyte to come on, they are shipping the new boards as well
     
  16. Palmski

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    Well Scan now has the B3 version of the Asus board I wanted in stock, and others too. Get in before the price goes up even more then I guess!
     
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    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Yeah seems to be a 15% hike across the board, but the headline news is that some B3 boards are in stock and more have availability dates of next week. Somewhat earlier than expected but good news. Mine should be arriving Monday ;)
     
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