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Good news everyone, I was bit by buying a 775 socket about 3 weeks before 1366 came out. Because of that I felt like I was in a stuck upgrade path being wedged into ddr2 and 775 up to this point.

What I would like to do is get a new cpu / mobo where I don't have the same thing happen to me. So all this talk of Ivy bridge is driving me a little batty. Last night at Frys I bought the asus z68 v-pro. But I keep hearing all this talk about Gen3 and how that will be compatible with IB. I'm trying not to get stuck bin the same situation I was in last time.

So considering an IB upgrade is a very real likelihood for me, what do I need to know about Gen3? How does it affects the ability to upgrade to IB? Is this all theory craft or is there any word from intel in this regard? What do you guys think of the board I got?

Thanks for the suggestions and the help.

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No need to create another thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...dge-mobos.html

What happend to that one?

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Asrock GEN3 mobo's have native Ivybridge support, Asus recently released the 2001 BIOS which adds Ivy support through a BIOS update, however until the release of the Asus GEN3 mobo's I don't think the PCI-E 3.0 is available just yet. There is plenty of info around, you should have a little search in the Intel mobo section.

There are a few links in my sig in which you can find more info.

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Same here I've been hearing a lot also about this Gen3 support for
some boards, but the question is there any PCI-e cards or HBAs
that supports gen3 atm or maybe some time next year?

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/PCIe3_Ready/
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I don't even know how to answer that. While similar they aren't the same question. And I didn't think the topic between the two were so close that making a new thread would be a big deal.

You seem to think otherwise.

One thing I guess I am trying to figure out, is why the same board I just bought has a "Gen3" version that just recently got posted on newegg. (on mobile or I would post a link) Does this new version of the board something I should know about? I have seen people say something as simple as "make sure you get a Gen3 board". Why is that important if it's not related to IB?

I am just trying to get a little confirmation as to what is going on with the current boards instead of if there are any outright IB boards out.

It sounds like alot of the current boards will be compatible via a bios update?

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Gen3 is in reference to PCIe 3.0.
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Most companies are creating a UEFI flash to allow IB to be used on p67 boards that have PCIe 3.0 compatibility. Hence why everyone is making a big deal about it - if you checks the news forum and read up on Ivy Bridge you'll see they just announced it.. iirc yesterday or the day before.
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Basically with that Motherboard you will be fine. You just have to update the bios to allow use of Ivy Bridge.
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So then from what I am understanding, barring anything completely unforeseen, other than the pci-e 3.0 spec, the board I got should be good to go for ivy bridge. Which suits me just fine as I feel really good about the items I bought. I just am a little skittish about new sockets. I got bit on 478 and 775 with the lack of upgrades from when I built my rig both those times. I am just trying to be super extra cautious.

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