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Is Ivy Bridge processor backwards compatable?

  • CPUs
  • EVGA
  • Sandy Bridge
  • Processors
  • Compatibility
Last response: in CPUs
November 21, 2012 4:21:47 PM

NewEgg said my EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR board only works with a Sandy bridge processor but I thought Intel made the Ivy Bridge backward compatible. Why cannot i purchase an iny Bridge process for this board?

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November 21, 2012 4:42:00 PM

think its one of the very few z68 boards that wont take ivy bridge

thats probably why some places are selling that board off really cheap
November 21, 2012 4:51:53 PM

Ivy Bridge chips still use the same socket (1155) however they require BIOS updates on 6-series chipsets (P67, H67, Z68, etc.) in order to be supported properly by the motherboard. Unfortunately, it looks like EVGA isn't updating their BIOS on that board to support Ivy Bridge chips so newer processors won't be supported.