Intel to Fix USB 3.0 Issues of 8-Series Chipset in New Revision

Intel Core i 4000 “Haswell” Processors to Get New Chipset Revision

by Anton Shilov
03/11/2013 | 11:08 PM

Intel Corp. is projected to develop a new revision of its 8-series chipsets for Core i-series 4000-family code-named Haswell microprocessors to fix the USB 3.0 issues that transpired recently. As it appears, the core-logic sets at launch will have a nuisance USB 3.0 problem, but the future versions will not.


Earlier this month it was reported that Intel began to inform its partners that when a PC system with Core i-series “Haswell” and 8-series chipset inside wakes from S3 sleep mode, it experiences issues with devices connected through USB 3.0. Intel seemingly defines the issue only as a nuisance for end users, as there would be no serious unpleasant consequences, such as data loss. A quick fix for the problem, which may result in blank PDF pages or failure to resume playback, is already known: a restart of applications.

In order to solve the issues with USB 3.0, a new chipset revision would be required, reports web-site. Intel describes the current problem as a 'nuisance', and will fix it in a future chipset revision, it is reported.

At present it is completely unclear when Intel intends to release a new revision of its 8-series chipsets with corrected USB 3.0 operation. Given the fact that Intel does not consider the issue a significant problem, the company may not rush the new chipsets to market. Even if Intel already has new chipset revision, it must test and validate it and only then put it to mass production. In theory, Intel’s partners should be able to start shipping mainboards powered by the new core-logic sets towards the end of summer.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.