If you’re into computers at all, you’ve no doubt heard of Intel’s recent SATA controller woes that took quite a tool on their Sandy Bridge platform and more or less caused a massive recall on all previously sold material. While the issue is less of a problem for people only using one or two ports on any given affected piece of equipment, people such as myself who use seven of the eight available ports have a problem with Intel’s previous “fix” — (don’t use the affected ports).
Last week, ASUS began shipping their updated B3 revision hardware to the excitement of PC enthusiasts everywhere. And today, Gigabyte follows with an announcement that their own B3 revision motherboards have shipped.
One thing to be especially observant about on upcoming h67/P67 hardware purchases is the packaging and naming of said hardware. ASUS and Gigabyte are both making the “B3″ verbiage very clear and apparent. Gigabyte is even including it in the official names of their revised hardware — P67-UD7 is now officially called the P67-UD7-B3.
The new B3 Gigabyte H67/P67 hardware should become available for purchase later this week as stock clears customs.