There is a lot of information on this if you look. X79 is a LGA 2011 socket meaning it is compatible with processors utilizing this pin out. the Sandy Bridge E processors will be the only compatible processors when it is released. Ivy bridge is not compatible with LGA 2011/X79. It is compatible with Z68 and P67 but it will launch with some new features on the new board specifically designed for Ivy Bridge. Intel mother boards are not and will not ever be compatible with AMD processors. Bulldozer works with AM3+ motherboards only.