Originally Posted by skitzogreg
The boards will need a BIOS update. In other words, you will want to order your motherboard a little while after the processor comes out (so in other words, don't purchase at launch of 930 or i9). The reason for this is that if you buy a current motherboard when the new chips come out, it might not POST due to the new chip not being recognized. There is a manufacturing delay in adding a current BIOS to motherboards.
This has personally happened to me before. However, if you have a friend that has an i7, just have them flash your board for you.