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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:00

Ivy Bridge works in 60 series boards

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Manufacturers confirm


We spoke with a few motherboard manufactures and got word that the test version of Ivy Bridge they have works just fine in a few 60 series motherboards available today.
 
In order to run Ivy Bridge 22nm CPUs branded Core I 3000 series on Cougar Point chipset, you will need a new bios and drivers to make it happen, as well as M8 firmware. In that case Ivy bridge processors will work in H61, H67, P67 as well as Z68 boards.

Ivy Bridge won’t work in business edition Q65, Q67 and B65 chipsets as Intel hopes that business will buy complete platforms, not just upgrade CPUs.

Still, 70 series chipset codenamed Panther Point will be the first Intel chispet to offer native USB 3.0 support as well as PCI 3 gen for graphics enthusiasts as well as three display support. Our sources are telling us that Ivy Bridge looks fine, and that all should be ready for launch in March or April.

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-2 #1 Jay 2011-12-20 21:57
Hey no! H70 chipset doesn't have in-built PCI-e 3.0! It also has 2.0...the PCI-E controller is on processor & even H60 boards can support PCI-e 3.0 that way.

So H70 only has USB3.0 onboard & most H67 boards come with 3rd party USB3.0 even Intel's own boards come with 3rd party USB3.0 based on H67 chipset.

I have a question for you all... Intel's own motherboards of H61/H67 do y'all think Intel will issue BIOS updates for them to support Ivy Bridge? So they in competition with OEM motherboard makers? Or they will go on screwing people & force everyone to buy H70 chipset of their own brand?

I think that latter will be true coz knowing Intel they like MAXIMUM profit on EVERYTHING!
 
 
-2 #2 Jay 2011-12-20 22:01
Also H70 removes support completely for PCI slots. Will OEM's follow suit? Intels own motherboard will surely not have any PCI slot based on H70 don't know about OEM's maybe they will offer.

What about my $250 X-Fi Xtreme Professional Gamer card Intel which I bought & it still works like a charm I throw it in the dust-bin? bastards!

And do something about the PCI-E slot placement what's the point of putting PCI-e 1x or PCI slots below the PCI-E slot most graphics cards are dual-slot now...those ports become worthless. Make the PCI-E slot the last one or 2nd last one on mATX motherboards.

WTF how hard is that to understand [censored]ing OEM's & Intel trying to rip people off their hard earned money :-x
 
 
+1 #3 Squall_Rinoa89 2011-12-21 05:10
Quoting Jay:
And do something about the PCI-E slot placement what's the point of putting PCI-e 1x or PCI slots below the PCI-E slot most graphics cards are dual-slot now...those ports become worthless. Make the PCI-E slot the last one or 2nd last one on mATX motherboards.

WTF how hard is that to understand [censored]ing OEM's & Intel trying to rip people off their hard earned money :-x


Because people who do water cooling don't need a space under it? People who run watercooling could take advantage and fill the first 4 PCI-E slots. Those who use air would take 1st, 3rd, and 5th for 3-way crossfire or SLi.
 
 
0 #4 Jay 2011-12-21 11:42
Quoting Squall_Rinoa89:
Because people who do water cooling don't need a space under it? People who run watercooling could take advantage and fill the first 4 PCI-E slots. Those who use air would take 1st, 3rd, and 5th for 3-way crossfire or SLi.

I'm talking about mATX board who runs water cooling on a MATX board wtf
 

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