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MTH flaw forces Intel Timna delay

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Intel is pushing back the launch of Timna, its cheap and cheerful system on a chip offering, to next year.

This is intended to give it enough breathing space for sorting out a flaw causing system-freeze in the Memory Translator Hub (MTH), a component of Timna, and the culprit to blame for last month's recall of one million PIII motherboards.

Intel is doing the right thing by delaying the launch of Timna - originally, it intended to ship this year. This means no nasty recalls and no irate customers - given the pricing - as low as $69 per chip, according to Bloomberg - there could one day be an awful lot of bottom-dwelling Timna users out there. That is, if Intel overcomes its fixation with Rambus.

Timna is optimised to work with this expensive DRAM technology, but the combination would appear to undermine the price/performance benefits that would make it attractive for the budget PC market. ®

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