Release date and what's new in the new Cougar Point (P67/H67) ?

After the famous design flaw in the 6 series chipsets that applied to the SATA 3Gbps controller , Intel just announced that the new version of the Cougar Point (P67/H67) chipset is now ready to start shipping to the OEM the 14 February  , the new chip will has a B3 stepping and BIOS Updated to Revision 1.1.4.

List of affected product with the SATA 3Gbps design flaw are :B65, C202, C204, C206, H61, H67, HM67, HM65, P67, Q65, Q67, QM67, QS67, UM67 and Z68!


Cougar Point (P67/H67) changes and features :
  • New S-specs and MM numbers for the converting products
  • Revision ID will change from 04h to 05h
  • BIOS Update (Revision 1.1.4 of the BIOS Specification Update and Reference Code)
  • B3 stepping package is pin compatible with B2 stepping package
  • Minor metal layer change from B2 to B3 improving lifetime wear out with no changes to functionality or design specifications
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Release date and what's new in the new Cougar Point (P67/H67) ? Release date and what's new in the new Cougar Point (P67/H67) ? Reviewed by Maherr Live on Saturday, February 12, 2011 Rating: 5