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Ivy bridge w/ z68 or z77?

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May 8, 2012 6:08:29 PM

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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May 8, 2012 6:29:56 PM

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
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May 8, 2012 6:43:08 PM

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.
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May 9, 2012 1:30:05 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 1:50:55 AM

What about mobo compatibility though? z68 or z77 and why?
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May 9, 2012 1:52:43 AM

Z77 and Z68 will work with both SB and IB, so you don't have to worry there.
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May 9, 2012 2:15:55 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 2:34:23 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 2:58:55 AM

I was merely saying it because of his wording.
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May 9, 2012 4:53:24 AM

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.
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June 23, 2012 8:08:11 PM

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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