Friday, February 11, 2011

Intel announces fixed "Cougar Point" chipsets with new B3 revisions

Intel have issued a Product Change Notification today which suggests that the fixed B3 revision will start to ship from the 14th of February.

This news will be a welcome relief for Intel’s OEM partners who have had to take drastic action to deal with the faulty motherboard shipments. Demand for Cougar Point has been so high that Intel has taken a chance by continuing to ship the faulty B2 revision, which is never seen as a positive move by analysts and a portion of the customer base. To be fair, they have ensured that manufacturers include their own SATA Controller to bypass the sata port problem.

Many partners have been waiting for an official announcement, especially to service the existing user base who adopted the platform early and returned their faulty boards to base.

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via KitGuru

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