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Guys, will H67/H61 boards support Ivy Bridge?

If so, what brand should I get for easy BIOS upgrade (Ivy needs one right)?

with H67/H61 boards, how do I enable and disable the IGP? Do I need 2 Windows Profiles? I am planning to use my 5870 for gaming.

Will z68 be a better choice?

If possible, I want a decent mobo for 100 bucks.. I don't plan to OC anytime soon but plan to get a 2600k xD
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1. Supposedly yes, Ivy Bridge uses same 1155 socket so with a bios update it should run Ivy Bridge processors.

2. The easy bios upgrade I ever had was with an Intel board. Just burn bios to CD, boot CD and update. Before most boards make you boot to DOS and manually update it. But now you can boot into the bios and use the bios updater from there. All you need to do is put the bios on a USB stick.

3. IGP is probably enabled, disabled in bios. Windows 7 should support dual video cards with different drivers.

4. Z68 is a good choice but demands a premium about $30-40 more than the popular P67 boards.

5. Good luck on getting a mobo for $100 and using a 2600K on it. H67/H61 doesn't support overclocking of CPU, it only supports GPU overclocking. Using a 2600K on a board that doesn't support overclocking is silly and you'd be wasting your money.
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Originally Posted by anoob;13495644 
1. Supposedly yes, Ivy Bridge uses same 1155 socket so with a bios update it should run Ivy Bridge processors.

2. The easy bios upgrade I ever had was with an Intel board. Just burn bios to CD, boot CD and update. Before most boards make you boot to DOS and manually update it. But now you can boot into the bios and use the bios updater from there. All you need to do is put the bios on a USB stick.

3. IGP is probably enabled, disabled in bios. Windows 7 should support dual video cards with different drivers.

4. Z68 is a good choice but demands a premium about $30-40 more than the popular P67 boards.

5. Good luck on getting a mobo for $100 and using a 2600K on it. H67/H61 doesn't support overclocking of CPU, it only supports GPU overclocking. Using a 2600K on a board that doesn't support overclocking is silly and you'd be wasting your money.

Thank you for the reply

So, there have yet to be a "real" proof that H61 or H67 will support IvyB?

Oh.. as for me.. the MSI Forum HQ mod told me that I can use the MSI HQ Forum USB tool (.exe) in windows and use the "SureHands Feature". He said that it will update the BIOS for me safely even in Windows 7 OS.

Anything more like that?

+rep

OCN members seem to nudge me towards an i3 2100 instead since I do not plan to OC, want it "cheap", decent for gaming, "good future" (buy a 2600k in a year +), a significant upgrade from my system, etc.

So I am looking for a "decent" board that isn't so over the budget.
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There's no straight confirmation from the horse's mouth yet but it's all speculation that the Ivy will work on cougar point and panther point. But they do have confirmation of slides that both chipsets are compatible with each other.

http://www.techpowerup.com/143951/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Feature-Set-Detailed.html

The only difference in Ivy Bridge is a die shrink, so it's a high chance that all 67 chipset owners just need a bios update for it to work. Otherwise Intel will shaft us again and continue to release a new chipset and motherboard for every brand new processor they come out with.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by anoob;13496088 
There's no straight confirmation from the horse's mouth yet but it's all speculation that the Ivy will work on cougar point and panther point. But they do have confirmation of slides that both chipsets are compatible with each other.

http://www.techpowerup.com/143951/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Feature-Set-Detailed.html

The only difference in Ivy Bridge is a die shrink, so it's a high chance that all 67 chipset owners just need a bios update for it to work. Otherwise Intel will shaft us again and continue to release a new chipset and motherboard for every brand new processor they come out with.

I see. I hope IB will be b/c to most 1155 socket.

I have a question.

If I get an H61/h67 mobo and use my 5870. How do use the integrated GPU?

Do I have to restart the system and choose in the BIOS? Is this safe?

Can I still use QuickSync even if I am using the 5870 in windows?
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post #6 of 9
Just one thing to note... The chipsets are called H61 and P67. Not H67 smile.gif

And on OP. Intel has uptoday said that 1155 socket will be compatible with Ivy CPU's. I do think it will be complatible.

About what Mobo to choose. Right now there is no real option when it comes to Z68 Motherboards.. Asus only has P8Z68-V Pro motherboard. And on Gigabyte's side there are a few Boards but non of them have Integrated video which is a BIG downside since the Z68's primary change was the integrated Video.. So I don't recomend buying Gigabyte's Motherboards. At least not the ones with out Integrated video.

I hope this helps.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by age_ruler1;13508173 
Just one thing to note... The chipsets are called H61 and P67. Not H67 smile.gif

That's very interesting. I guess that all of these motherboards don't exist.

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Windows 7 supports the use of multiple different GPUs. You can run your intel onboard in conjunction with a dedicated 5870.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy;13508532 
That's very interesting. I guess that all of these motherboards don't exist.

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Windows 7 supports the use of multiple different GPUs. You can run your intel onboard in conjunction with a dedicated 5870.

Hmm.. Does H61/67 have Virtu? in Windows 7, how do I manage the iGPU and 5870?

Or does Windows 7 know that when watching browser vids, it'll switch to iGPU?

Or is there a button/option in the OS?

Sorry, too much questions xD

BTW, thanks xD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob;13496088 
There's no straight confirmation from the horse's mouth yet but it's all speculation that the Ivy will work on cougar point and panther point. But they do have confirmation of slides that both chipsets are compatible with each other.

http://www.techpowerup.com/143951/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Feature-Set-Detailed.html

The only difference in Ivy Bridge is a die shrink, so it's a high chance that all 67 chipset owners just need a bios update for it to work. Otherwise Intel will shaft us again and continue to release a new chipset and motherboard for every brand new processor they come out with.

Does this include Z68?
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