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Will IvyBridge work in z68/p67/h67? give me proof

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#1
Now im not stupid and i have "heard" people say that you need z77 chipset for ivy support but what i HAVE NOT seen is proof that it is a requirement.

i have googled it, for one, and i have asked around. no one seems to be able to prove it.

now are manufacturers trying to push us into an upgrade or will there be added bios support for ivy in our current motherboards?

because from a logical thinking standpoint... its the same socket, and its not an entirely new thing. just an optimized die shrink. hence NO REASON WHY IT WOULDNT WORK.
 
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yes there is no reason it wouldn't work, you just need a BIOS update to make the board able to recognize your new Ivy Bridge chip, it's like Gulftown on 1366 as far as I know, the only thing that you need to document yourself is if your board has the right switches to enable PCI Gen3 but that's not so important :)
 

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so its a marketing ploy.

not only did i want to know the answer and have something to back it... i want to show others that its not worth the upgrade to z77 unless you dont already have a 1155 board.

im gonna get a maximus iv extreme-z :toast:
 
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so its a marketing ploy.

not only did i want to know the answer and have something to back it... i want to show others that its not worth the upgrade to z77 unless you dont already have a 1155 board.

im gonna get a maximus iv extreme-z :toast:
I think the requirement is for the motherboard to have UEFI. So for instance my Gigabyte P67 UD4 is not likely to support them but all my Asus are supported. So it's still best to check each manufacturer to be sure.

But yes, for people who already own 1155 boards, not much to gain from that upgrade. :toast:
 
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The only thing you'll miss is native USB3.0 support on the chipset, lol worth it?
I don't remember the last time I used USB3.0, let alone needing USB3.0
If you have Z68 you are fine, maybe you could find a Z77 board that has a better PCIe/PCI arrangement
 
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as a word of note, this is how far they can go with IB support: http://www.asrock.com/news/index.asp?cat=News&ID=340 AsRock is supporting H61 with 22nm IB support
Which is strange as they have not released any bios updates for there more expensive p67 and z68 boards to support ivy, like my z68 extreme 4 and im starting to get a little worried and im going to be pretty pee'd off if they dont support them
 
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agreed if lowly H61 is getting the shiny treatment from AsRock, I would hope, nay expect the Z68 lineup from top to bottom to have IB support.
 

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Full-Featured IvyBridge should officially be Z68 only, AFAIK.(talking current chipsets).


Other 1155 boards will support with suitable BIOS.


Z77 may not support SB chips fully, but I imagine there will be BIOSes for that too.


Check the graph at the end of this page of the Anandtech preview:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/3
 
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so its a marketing ploy.

not only did i want to know the answer and have something to back it... i want to show others that its not worth the upgrade to z77 unless you dont already have a 1155 board.

im gonna get a maximus iv extreme-z :toast:
Thats how it is with any generation jump. With AMD I rarely ever bought a board/cpu at the sametime. I was able to do every other each generation. If you got a good board from the previous gen, usually isn't worth upgrading.
 

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Alot of Gigabyte and MSI boards have already gotten the bios for 22NM support so I would say yes. The board I just picked up has the support for Ivy Bridge.
 

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From what I know, 99% sure if it supports PCIe Gen3 it should support IB as well.
 

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Seems to me that at this point, noone can say nothing, as the IB CPUs aren't out yet, and those that know, probably have NDA (clearly I personally do not have boards or CPUs).


It would be great to know exactly how this is going to pan out though.
 
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I know my P67 Sabertooth had 22nm support added way back in October. Tho it has had 3 more BIOS updates since then the latest being just last week. I would hazard a guess that any board that has a UEFI BIOS should be able to handle Ivy Bridge(If I'm not mistaken I recall that was one of the "standards" for Ivy Bridge?)
 
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I don't think it will be different than what I did with my motherboard.

When I upgraded to 980x I just had to flash my motherboard BIOS using the older CPU to run and then everything worked fine, I use a Rampage II for 1366, not III.
 

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so its a marketing ploy.

not only did i want to know the answer and have something to back it... i want to show others that its not worth the upgrade to z77 unless you dont already have a 1155 board.

im gonna get a maximus iv extreme-z :toast:
These Asus mobos support IB because they come natively with UEFI.

Also, while that Maximus might support IB, it might still be worth waiting for Z77, as a board based on this chip is likely to have better compatiblity with the following Haswell generation, assuming it fits into an LGA 1155 socket.

The decision is not cut and dried for this though, as there's a few maybes here. However, if I was spending that kind of money on a mobo now, I would personally wait for Z77 because of this.
 
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Also, while that Maximus might support IB, it might still be worth waiting for Z77, as a board based on this chip is likely to have better compatiblity with the following Haswell generation, assuming it fits into an LGA 1155 socket.
Intel's reputation speaks for itself. I would HOPE that the new Haswell architecture would be optimized as much as possible, and if that means a new socket then bring it on. They're known for changing sockets every so often anyway, so I really don't mind.
 

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A quick google of Haswell will show that Intel plans to move to LGA 1150 at the same time.
 

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A quick google of Haswell will show that Intel plans to move to LGA 1150 at the same time.
I guess there's no point waiting for Z77 for Haswell then, lol.
 

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Tick tock, tick tock, goes the Intel clock, new socket with new chips should outright rock! ;)
 
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just looked in the beta section for my asrock z68 extreme4 and they have a bios for ivybridge support

http://www.asrock.com/mb/beta.asp?Model=Z68 Extreme4

had a quick look an a p67 and h67 motherboard and they have released a beta driver for each.

Glad they have supported there "old" range of boards. I was getting a little worried they were not going to release an update
 
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should be fine on z68 mobos. so far I'm happy they are coming out since the i5 2500k cpu is getting cheaper, I'm getting my wife a gaming pc for her BF3 (she occasionally play on my account on weekends)

hopefully z68 asrock e3g3 would get more cheaper than it is.
 
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yes even my budget AsRock z68m/usb3 received the proper updates for IB although i'd rather go for 2600/2700 for a new cpu.
 
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well yeah so far in my country the only price drop we get is

Intel i7 2700k @14999=351.26$ and get a free pyro 60gb ssd, which sounds good imo. but don't know if that promo would last long I'll be saving a bit more and see what happens in the next few months before I build her system