Revised Intel 8 Series Chipsets for Haswell To Be Released

Intel 8 Series Chipset for Haswell

Coming in the next couple of months a revised and updated chipset for Intel 8 series motherboards will be releasing for Intel Haswell C2 stepping processors. When Intel Haswell was in its final stages of production before release a flaw was found that affected how USB 3.0 worked. Since all the motherboard manufacturers were neck deep in getting their own motherboards released for the Haswell it was something that couldn’t be fixed before launch.

Intel 8 Series Chipset for Haswell

Intel 8 Series Chipset for Haswell

I have written an article about the issues with Intel Haswell and my source tested 22 different USB 3.0 drives and found horrible results. Here are those results.

Problems withUSB 3.0 and the first Intel 8 Series Chipsets

Brand Product Test
Adata S102 Pro Superior Series 32GB OK
Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 32GB OK
Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 64GB error
Corsair Flash Voyager GT Short 32GB (USB 3.0) OK
Corsair Flash Voyager GT Speed 32GB OK
Corsair Flash Voyager Slider 32GB error
Corsair Flash Voyager Slider 64GB error
Freecom Hard Drive Quattro 3.0 1TB USB 3.0 OK
Icidu Rubber Drive 32GB (USB 3.0) error
Icidu Slider Fast Flash Drive 32GB error
Icidu Slider Fast Flash Drive 64GB error
iomega Prestige 500GB USB 3.0 error
Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB error
LG HXD7 500GB USB 3.0 error
Philips USB Flash Drive Snow Edition 64GB OK
Sandisk Cruzer Extreme 32GB error
takeMS MEM-Drive Easy III 64GB error
Team TP1023 Rico 640GB USB 3.0 OK
Team X101 USB 3.0 32GB error
Verbatim Store’n’Go V3 32GB error
Verbatim Store’n’Go V3 64GB error
WD My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 OK

 

Now the biggest issue is if you do let your computer go to sleep and when you wake it up again the USB 3.0 ports will not work or they just will not work all together. While the Intel 8 series revision is being announced today that it will be showing up in September, we still don’t have any hard proof that the new Intel 8 series chipsets will in fact fix this issue. Having said that back before the release of Intel Haswell and the Intel 8 series chipsets, Intel did say they were aware of the issue and working on a fix so after a few months they fixed it.

Intel 8 Series Chipset for Haswell

Intel 8 Series Chipset for Haswell

Information courtesy of digitimes.

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