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Intel 6-series B3 stepping to ship on Monday

Posted on Friday, February 11 2011 @ 19:22:45 CET by

Intel announced the B3 stepping of its 6-series chipsets will start shipping on February 14th:
Description of Change to the Customer:
Intel is initiating an B2 to B3 stepping conversion for the Intel ® 6 Express Chipsets and Intel ® C200 Series Chipsets where products will undergo the following changes:

  • 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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