Intel is close to ready to ship the updated Cougar Point (P67/H67) chipset. The silicon giant claims that it will be in a position to start shipping B3 stepping of Cougar Point chipsets from 14 February, to OEM partners.
Cougar Point B3 will carry the following changes/features:
- 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