the current revision (or AA-number) is 500, according to Intel PCN 111509-01.
You can get the PCN here: https://qdms.intel.com/Portal/SearchPCNDataBase.aspx Intel® QDMS - Search Database
The date mentioned in the product change notification is September 19, 2012.
I don't know how long it takes to ship them from China to Europe (my location), so does anyone know something about the availability here?
I've contacted 20 online retailers in Germany so far, but no luck.
Maybe my search was without avail right from the beginning?
Who can provide some information here?
I would be deeply grateful if I could get some confirmation concerning this issue.
But what revision is it?
Both DZ77GA-70K/DZ77GAL-70K are available in Germany as well, but all revisions I have found so far are 401 and the earlier 400.
The one I am looking for has a sticker on the side of the box that says:
Version # : G39009-500
It should be available by now, because according to the Intel PCN it is in production since end of september (2012).
Given the statements Intel makes in PCNs are accurate.
Or am I somehow mistaken?
The revision 500 fixes a possible issue with the USB 3.0 front panel ports (on-board headers).
Quoted from the PCN 111509-01 :
The printed circuit board for DZ77GA70K and DZ77GAL70K will be updated to improve functionality and performance by removing Pin 10 from the Front Panel USB 3.0 connector to resolve a front panel false over current message.
The new PCN 111866-00 says that we now also have a revision 402 board, but the change here is only the default BIOS version, which is 0059 now.
I have ordered some BOXDZ77GAL70K from online retailers in Germany, some had store availability since mid-October and the boards were all revision 401.
But the date of manufacturing of these was August of 2012, 27th and 28th to be exact.
If I understand the PCN correctly, the new revision 500 is in production since end of september, so a board with a date of manufacturing since then is needed.
If anyone knows a retailer which has this revision, please let me know.
Does this magical revision 500 even exist?
The PCN (111509) mentions Nov. 19, 2012 as a milestone when "Customer Must be Ready to Receive Post-Conversion Material".
So they should be in circulation by now, right?