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April 23, 2012 11:06:49 AM

Im just a bit confused. Im looking to build a new PC built aound an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 Motherboard "New LGA2011 MOBO". Will I be ably to one of these new Ivy Bridge Processors in the future? Should I want to build until June when the Processor hits?

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April 23, 2012 11:10:31 AM

Ok so Z68 will be able to use the Ivy Bridge.. which is better for gaming intensive purposes? X79 or Z68?
April 23, 2012 11:19:50 AM

As I know Ivy Bridge will be on LGA 1155 socket so you won't be able to install it on 2011 socket mobo.
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April 23, 2012 11:33:30 AM

1. Ivy Bridge does not use the LGA 2011 chipset, but LGA 1155.
2. LGA 2011 will probably be used for the IVB-E chips, just like it is for SB-E. These chips will almost certainly not be launching in June.
3. The chips for LGA 2011 are extremely expensive and offer nothing for gaming.
4. Get a Z77 board, not Z68 or X79. Put an Ivy Bridge chip in it.
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April 23, 2012 11:51:30 AM

latest 'news' for IVB-E is mid 2013, but that will be colliding with haswell, so maybe not then, maybe not at all.
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