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What mobo to cater for future CPUs, e.g ivy bridge, sandy-e or amd

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September 29, 2011 11:13:35 AM

Hey, new to the forum
I'm currently researching my next build of gaming computer, an basically want to know if I buy a mobo now, will by work with the next generation chips?
For example, will a z68 mobo or similar most likely fit the ivy bridge chips when they arrive?
Or if I went the amd track, will am3+ or fm2 be a better investment?
Thanks
September 29, 2011 11:56:17 AM

That's a fairly reasonable price also. Can you recommend any other models?
Or what's the easiest way for me to find mobos that will support ivy or sandy e?
Is sandy bridge e going to be on the same socket or a different one?
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September 30, 2011 3:30:49 AM

sandy bridge e is same socket. Ivy bridge will be released with a new socket, but they will release chips for both 1555 and the new socket. Rumors are that most z68 boards with compatable 64Mb UEFI should be a firmware flash away from Ivy bridge support, but i dont think it has been 100% confirmed.
http://pinoytutorial.com/techtorial/asus-z68-motherboar... < some asus motherboards confirmed Ivy Bridge compatable.
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