i think making new motherboards for ib-e is a losing trade for mb manufacturers. how many will upgrade to ib-e just to lower the consumption? most people who fancy 2011 dont care about consumption that much that it would be their main priority for upgrade. why bother with upgrade, when haswell-e will have a new socket? its a complete waste of money and material for no visible improvement. if intel want me to upgrade, theyd better present me an offer i cant refuse.