Which just means that my next upgrade will be AMD. Thanks for making the decision easy, Intel!
Cause AMD would never knowingly ship defective parts to the market? Remember the Phenom triple-core? Why do you care if a chipset has a few bad ports, if that chipset is put in a system where those ports will not be used? How is that any different than the ports simply not being on the chipset? You can bet that OEMs are getting these chipsets at a discount. So Intel sells inventory that they would otherwise have to trash. OEMs get parts for less money than they would otherwise have to pay. Consumers pay less money for their computer, and get a kick-ass product earlier than they would otherwise. Less waste, lower prices, quicker TTM. Given the unfortunate recall, this is the best of all possibilities. Where's the problem, exactly?