Ivy bridge w/ z68 or z77?

Thinking of buying the new i7-3770 ivy bridge and I have a p8z68 deluxe/gen3 mobo.

Am I going to lose out on some features if I don't have the newer boards like the z77?

Thanks.
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  1. No not really... and unless you have a Sandy Bridge CPU to update your BIOS its gonna be more worth it to get a 2700K since the difference is little and in my opinion not worth justifying the extra money for it. So 2700K/2600K and skip a BIOS update and keep your current board

    Even if you want to get a z77 board anyways some people still have to do BIOS updates... so.... Still Z77 and SB
  2. Rockdpm said:
    No not really... and unless you have a Sandy Bridge CPU to update your BIOS its gonna be more worth it to get a 2700K since the difference is little and in my opinion not worth justifying the extra money for it. So 2700K/2600K and skip a BIOS update and keep your current board

    Even if you want to get a z77 board anyways some people still have to do BIOS updates... so.... Still Z77 and SB



    You can always grab a Sandy bridge from a friend or maybe a local tech shop and update bios or buy a bios chip for like $15 for your board though right. Kind of a hassle but ivy bridge a 6% increase and overclocking it will make it fly and i have a H100 so not worried about overheating. So you say not really? That I won't be missing out on much? So I am still missing out on something then, even if it is insignificant? I'm curious to what that is.
  3. Bump
  4. I would stick with IB. There are many reviews out where people have had stability when OCing an IB CPU. Just ask me and I will provide the links.
  5. What about mobo compatibility though? z68 or z77 and why?
  6. Z77 and Z68 will work with both SB and IB, so you don't have to worry there.
  7. I've read some where that you lose out on some of IB's features using the order z68, opposed to the z77 but they didn't go into detail.
  8. azeem40 said:
    Z77 and Z68 will work with both SB and IB, so you don't have to worry there.

    The main problem with z68 + IB is having an up-to-date BIOS that can boot IB, which out-of-the-box z68 motherboards may not have unless they are newer production units with newer factory-installed BIOS. Older boards in warehouses would need to get booted on SB first for BIOS update prior to installing an IB CPU. With a z77-generation chipset, you know for sure the BIOS supports IB out-of-the-box.
  9. I was merely saying it because of his wording.
  10. InvalidError said:
    The main problem with z68 + IB is having an up-to-date BIOS that can boot IB, which out-of-the-box z68 motherboards may not have unless they are newer production units with newer factory-installed BIOS. Older boards in warehouses would need to get booted on SB first for BIOS update prior to installing an IB CPU. With a z77-generation chipset, you know for sure the BIOS supports IB out-of-the-box.



    K, that's great and all but no one is really answering the question.
  11. bump
  12. noideawhatimdoing said:
    K, that's great and all but no one is really answering the question.

    Sounds to me like they did. No meaningful difference other than needing a possible BIOS update.
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