Since it's been confirmed that any motherboard using the H,P, and Z chipsets for 1155 (with a BIOS update) can run Ivy Bridge, I have a question regarding the memory controller on the die and how it relates to the motherboard. Most H,P,Z motherboards natively support 1333mhz DDR3, with any speed above that being an overclock option on the motherboard (including the XMP profile). So if the motherboard 'supports' 1333, but an Ivy Bridge cpu is added to the board, wouldn't that raise the theoretical memory speed limit on the board since the memory controller is on the CPU? I'm trying to figure out if my 1600mhz DDR3 will run natively if my board supports Ivy Bridge with a BIOS update - I'm not in the mood to buy another motherboard.
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1/23/12 at 5:56pm