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 b 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. rgd1101 a b à CPUs November 21, 2012 6:16:57 PM evga website said that motherboard only support sandy bridge so there. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs the Ivy Bridge CPU Backwards Compatible ? ForumIs the Ivy Bridge Processor backward compatible ? ForumIs Ivy Bridge processor backwards compatable? ForumCorsair H80 - will it be compatible with Ivy Bridge ? ForumWill dedicated ivy bridge mobos be back compatible with sandy bridge ForumZ68 compatability with Ivy Bridge ForumLynnfield to Ivy Bridge upgrade? ForumIvy Bridge with PCIe 3.0? ForumNew Ivy Bridge Work Build $1,500 ForumIvy bridge and pci-e 2.0 x16 ForumBuy Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell ForumIvy Bridge /Haswell: News, Rumors & Reviews ForumIvy-Bridge question! ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumCPU not working (?) Forum[Solved] Gts8800 compatible with sabertooth z77 ForumIs my cpu compatible with my motherboard? ForumGood, Cheap socket 775 CPU ForumCPU for my evga gtx 650 ForumThermal Probes on CPU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !