The following chipset support features have been added to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release.
The following new devices are supported in Intel Shared Code Version 3.1.9:
The bge driver now supports systems using Broadcom 5718, 5764, and 5785 network devices.
In this release, there is now support for the Intel 5000/7000 Memory Controller Hub (MCH) chipset to provide additional power savings when the CPU is idle. This feature allows savings of up to 1 watt per Gigabyte on supported chipsets which will translate into lower energy bills. Oracle's Sun Fire x4450, Sun Fire x4150, and Sun Fire x6250 servers are equipped with the Intel 5000/7000 MCH chipset. Other systems equipped with Intel 5000/7000 MCH chipset will obtain similar power savings.