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Will Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z officially support Ivy Bridge?

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Before I had bought the board I had heard that it may, was just wondering if there has been any confirmation on this.
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it will support Ivy with a bios update that i think is already available for this board.

Edit: Maximus IV Gene-z 0902 BIOS
1. Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor.

that is taken off asus's website under the download/bios section for the board. the "Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor" is referring to Ivy Bridge that will be produced with a 22nm die
Edited by Kal777 - 12/12/11 at 11:44pm
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For the price you pay for it; and the fact that 90$ Z68 boards support Ivy Bridge...it'd be a bad move for ASUS.
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post

it will support Ivy with a bios update that i think is already available for this board.
Edit: Maximus IV Gene-z 0902 BIOS
1. Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor.
that is taken off asus's website under the download/bios section for the board. the "Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor" is referring to Ivy Bridge that will be produced with a 22nm die
Nice, I'm already using that BIOS, thank you
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For the price you pay for it; and the fact that 90$ Z68 boards support Ivy Bridge...it'd be a bad move for ASUS.
Yea you could say that again, i'd be really upset.
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With the newest BIOS it will work fine with Ivy. thumb.gif
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I have been looking at getting a ROG board and can't fathom spending the full price for a Extreme V. Is there any downside to using Ivy bridge with a P67 board?

Yes I know this thread is slightly older but I didn't want to start a new one for the same thing.
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I have been looking at getting a ROG board and can't fathom spending the full price for a Extreme V. Is there any downside to using Ivy bridge with a P67 board?

Yes I know this thread is slightly older but I didn't want to start a new one for the same thing.
You don't get PCIe 3.0 and you can only increase the multiplier to 57 (on Z77 you can increase it to 63) but that's pretty much it.
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You don't get PCIe 3.0 and you can only increase the multiplier to 57 (on Z77 you can increase it to 63) but that's pretty much it.

So without the PCIe 3.0 I wouldn't be able to use thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785?
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So without the PCIe 3.0 I wouldn't be able to use thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785?

No, it will work. There's no gaming difference between PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0, and you shouldn't sweat about it. Heck, i have a 7950+7970 (both PCI-E 3.0 cards) in a Rampage III Extreme motherboard (with only PCI-E 2.0) and they work beautifully.
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So without the PCIe 3.0 I wouldn't be able to use thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785?

No you will beable to use it just not at pcie3.0 bandwidth but here is like a ~1% performance difference if any using one card 3.0 vs 2.0
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