updated 01:35 pm EST, Mon January 23, 2006
Core Duo errors
Just days after the release of Intel's new Core processors, at least 34 errata have been found in the Intel Core Duo processors. Intel says it has scheduled a fix for only one of the 34 erratas in the new Core Duo chips, which ship with Apple's Intel Macs, according to Geek News. Errors in new systems are not uncommon-- the Pentium 4 has at least 65 known errata with no plans for fixes- but the software usually is able to work around these issues; however, the report notes that the high number of errors reported soon after the initial release is startling: "this high number of immediate errata should leave one a little chilled, I'd say. Releasing a brand new processor with 34 known errors seems almost criminal to me."