Was looking for a release date on these guys. Building a new pc and would like to be ready for the next batch of cpu's as well.
What I'm looking at right now is:
Corsair HX850W Modular
WD 1TB 7200 SATA 6 HD
Corsair Vengeance 8GB ram DDR3 1600
SLI GTX 560 ti
Undecided on SSD with what the board says it can do. Was going to wait and see how that worked out before investing in that. Just waiting on that mobo, unless someone can point me towards a solid one that will be able to support Ivy Bridge when they come out.
Unless you're going to SLI then PCIe 3.0 to the 'CPU <=> GPU' will be as fast as the CPU and GPU BOTH are. The GTX 560 doesn't even saturate the PCIe 2.x x8 lanes and not a prayer on x16 lanes, and PCIe 3.0 x16 on a GTX 560 is silly to think about - 1/4th saturation.
I assume you're looking at the i5-2500K -- it's worth the price of a pizza.
SSD, I like the Vertex 3 120GB and it's MAX IOPS brother.
Again, unless you going to File-13/eBay i5-2500K and File-13/eBay the GTX 560 I see no point in ANY P67 or Z68 with PCIe 3.0.
Again, the Advatgages will be for the Add-on Chipsets and where bandwidth is 'shared'. So IF the 'PLAN' is File-13/eBay i5-2500K, File-13/eBay the GTX 560, and File-13/eBay "P8z68 deluxe/gen3" then go for it. Ooopsy -- you'll need to File-13/eBay ALL key components!
What you really want is what's NOT available: Ivy Bridge, Panther Point Chipsets (Maho Bay), and some GPU that won't exist for years that can saturate the PCIe 3.0 x8 lanes. I've seen the 'leaked specs' change so much, like iPhone 5 (it's a iPhone '4S'), that I cannot promise when Chipset PCIe 3.0 will really be released.
Well that's pretty much the whole basis behind this, is to be prepared for the Ivy Bridge chipset. If you read my full post you would have seen that. Never said it would be future proof, but said I'd want to be prepared for the future. If it doesn't end up working with it, it doesn't work with it. But it's looking like the best shot as of right now.
I get that it's not going to do anything for me. All I'm wondering here is when the release date is. Because if it's not too far off I'm going to get that as opposed to the regular p8z68 mobo considering they will probably be priced around the same.
I will be able to run the Ivy Bridge processor's, when they come out.
I will be able to run next gen graphic's cards, when they come out.
ANY P67/Z68 today will run the LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge CPUs, and from the latest I've seen ALL LGA 1155 chipsets will run the Ivy Bridge.
ANY P67/Z68 today will run the PCIe 3.x GPUs at PCIe 3.0 speed for (1) GPU, and PCIe 3.0 x8 on the first GPU and PCIe 2.x x8 for the second GPU. The 'GEN3' adds a PCIe 3.0 Switching Chip - period.
Again, if you took a GTX 590 (internal SLI/2 cores of GTX 580 cores) and made a PCIe 2.1 and PCIe 3.0 versions then the speeds/Frame Rates would be the same and within the margin of error. ANY improvement will be from the faster Ivy Bridge.
I wish it were different, the anaology:
GPU = 90 MPH 'car'
PCIe 2.x = 200 MPH lanes
PCIe 3.x = 400 MPH lanes