Is the Ivy Bridge CPU Backwards Compatible? Tags: CPUs Sandy Bridge Processors Compatibility Last response: November 21, 2012 6:16 PM in CPUs Share bbjeepen November 21, 2012 5:39:06 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 Ivy Bridge process for this board? More about : ivy bridge cpu backwards compatible Z1NONLY a c 78 à CPUs November 21, 2012 6:12:59 PM Some Z68 boards run ivy with a BIOS update. The problem is that you need a sandy chip to perform the BIOS update if you get a BIOS version that doesn't recognize ivy. m 0 l rgd1101 a c 101 à CPUs November 21, 2012 6:16:57 PM evga website said that motherboard only support sandy bridge so there. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is the Ivy Bridge CPU Backwards Compatible? Forum Is Ivy Bridge processor backwards compatable? Forum Is the Ivy Bridge Processor backward compatible? Forum SolvedIs this motherboard compatible with an i7 3770k Ivy Bridge CPU? Forum SolvedIVY Bridge-e CPU(4820k) on a x79 motherboard? is it compatible? Forum SolvedIvy Bridge CPU to pair up with HD7850 1GB? Forum Solvedis this mobo compatible with the gtx 760 and i5-3570k ivy bridge? Forum SolvedAre H61 chipset motherboards compatible with Ivy Bridge? Forum SolvedI7 Ivy Bridge compatible with Gigabyte H77-DS3H, socket 1155 ? Forum SolvedIs Ivy Bridge compatible with p67 chipset? Forum SolvedOut-of-the-box Ivy Bridge Compatible motherboard Forum SolvedIs the Ivy Bridge socket compatible with a 1156 based cooler? Forum SolvedCore i5 Ivy bridge Compatible motherboards Forum SolvedCorsair H80 - will it be compatible with Ivy Bridge? Forum SolvedBuying a new CPU - Ivy Bridge or Haswell? Forum SolvedGTX 650 -- fastest ivy bridge cpu that it won't bottleneck Forum compatible processors for a packard bell ivy bridge motherboard imedia L4875 Forum Solved4930K Ivy Bridge-E or Haswell CPU for 4k Video Editing and Grading Forum Solvedivy bridge cpu Forum SolvedIvy Bridge CPU's on the rise $$$. and other stuff Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !