Do I need to upgrade from z67 to z77 for Sandy to Ivy?

I have an Intel Core i5 2500k and a BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I plan on upgrading the CPU to the i7 3770K. Will my motherboard work, or do I need to upgrade to a Z77 board?
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  1. Nope. But why do you want to upgrade. The performance gain is very very minimal.
  2. Streaming via xsplit, video rendering.
  3. Ah, I see, well go ahead then. Only thing Z77 really brings to the table is PCIe 3.0. And official support for 1600mhz RAM.
  4. What does PCIe 3.0 do? I was also thinking about getting the GTX 660 Ti when it comes out to upgrade my GTX 460 768mb
  5. It theoretically expands the bandwidth of the PCIe slot to 32 gb/s from 16gb/s. But NO single card can use 16 gb/s yet. So don't even worry about it. Unless you're going tri SLI with 680's or something.
  6. Okay, so I'm good to upg my cpu and gpu without changing boards for sure? Not even BIOS update? cause *** that I'm not doing a BIOS update.
  7. You may have to do a BIOS update haha. Nobody knows yet since it hasn't come out yet.
  8. Well people have been testing it. It comes out to buy next monday, right?
  9. Yep, but he used a Z77 board, guaranteed compatibility. Z68 support IVY, but some may need BIOS flashes.
  10. I have no idea what a BIOS flash is or how to do it
  11. Best answer
    Yeah, there's also a USB method, just read your manual and check the website for more details. (Don't know BIOSTAR)
  12. Best answer selected by belligerentz.
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