On April 2nd, Intel quietly announced its P67 Express chipset has been discontinued just ahead of Ivy Bridge's release.
With the market demand going more towards Z68 motherboards and now with the release of the new Intel 7 Series Z77 (coming soon: Z75, H77 and B75) chipsets, Intel has announced the product discontinuance of the P67 chipset. The P67 will not necessarily go quietly into the night, though. The chipset that has powered the current generation Sandy Bridge processors since the start, will be compatible with Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors through an appropriate UEFI update. The chipset will be available through April 5, 2013.
Forecasted Key Milestones:
- Product Discontinuance Program Support Began: Apr 02, 2012
- Product Discontinuance Demand to Local Intel Representative: Jul 06, 2012
- Finalize Discontinuance Assurance: Aug 10, 2012
- Last Corporate Assurance Product Critical Date: Oct 18, 2012
- Last Product Order Date: Oct 26, 2012
- Orders are Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable After: Oct 26, 2012
- Last Shipment Date: Apr 05, 2013