Solved Do I need to upgrade from z67 to z77 for Sandy to Ivy? Tags: CPUs Intel Last response: May 3, 2012 12:50 AM in CPUs Share belligerentz April 25, 2012 11:41:07 PM 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? More about : upgrade z67 z77 sandy ivy gary1 a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 11:42:41 PM Nope. But why do you want to upgrade. The performance gain is very very minimal. belligerentz April 25, 2012 11:47:57 PM Streaming via xsplit, video rendering. http://www.youtube.com/belligerent23 Related resources Z68 vs. z77 for i2500k setup? - Forum z77 Motherboard Discussion - Forum H61 Chipset, Upgrading from Sandy to Ivy Bridge CPU and BIOS upgrade - Forum Upgrade to Sandy or Ivy ? - Forum Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge Gaming Mobo? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gary1 a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 11:49:56 PM 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. belligerentz April 25, 2012 11:51:08 PM 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 gary1 a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 11:52:29 PM 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. belligerentz April 25, 2012 11:53:19 PM 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. gary1 a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 11:55:18 PM You may have to do a BIOS update haha. Nobody knows yet since it hasn't come out yet. belligerentz April 25, 2012 11:56:54 PM Well people have been testing it. It comes out to buy next monday, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbfPQLGJUEk&feature=plcp gary1 a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 11:59:30 PM Yep, but he used a Z77 board, guaranteed compatibility. Z68 support IVY, but some may need BIOS flashes. belligerentz April 26, 2012 12:13:12 AM I have no idea what a BIOS flash is or how to do it belligerentz April 26, 2012 12:14:22 AM ah it looks quite simple http://www.pcworld.com/article/187437/how_to_update_you... Best solution gary1 a b à CPUs April 26, 2012 12:15:09 AM Yeah, there's also a USB method, just read your manual and check the website for more details. (Don't know BIOSTAR) belligerentz May 3, 2012 12:50:43 AM Best answer selected by belligerentz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIvy Bridge vs Sandy bridge. Wait or not ForumSandy bridge ivy bridge graphics ForumIvy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge (upgrading from AMD) ForumGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, 3 Way Sli GTX 670, Sandy or Ivy ???? ForumSandy Bridge i7 vs Ivy Bridge i7 ForumIvy Bridge CPUs on Z77 Benchmarks & Review - i7-3770K & i5-3570K ForumI have Sandy Bridge, is Ivy Bridge MUCH! better? ForumIvy Bridge Support on Z77 without BIOS update? ForumI5 Sandy vs i7 Ivy ForumSandy bridge ok on Z77 ? ForumIvy Bridge or Sandy Bridge (New rig build) ForumSandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge for a new build ForumSandy Bridge Intel i5 2500k or Ivy Bridge Verison ForumIvy bridge or sandy bridge ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !