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Not necessarily. It's my understanding that PCI-E 3.0 will work on the first x16 slot with the h61, p67, and z68 chipsets. See this coolaler thread where a well established reliable poster shows working PCI-E 3.0 with Ivy Bridge on an H61 board. The issue with compatibility arises when you attempt to split those 16 lanes the PCI-E lanes to two or more slots. For most of the early Sandy Bridge boards, no matter the chipset, the switches that enable that splitting are rated for PCI-E 2.1 only. In those cases you will only be PCI-E 2.0/2.1 when you run an x8/x8 multi-gpu setup, even with an Ivy Bridge CPU. This is the reason for the PCI-E 3.0 rated motherboards - they have PCI-E 3.0 enabled lane allocation switches.

This was confirmed by ASUS a long time ago. There was only trouble with running SLI.
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For those that are still using older CPU's (Core 2 Duo or quad) this will be a good upgrade. I don't really see the point though to upgrade if you have a sandybridge, but I know there will be those that do just to have it.
I am interested in seeing the AMD Trinity in laptops though. That will be exciting.

What about those of us with phenom 2s? =p I plan on going Ivy
 
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