Intel officially launched the Z77 platform earlier this week, and later this month we'll see the official launch of Ivy Bridge, Intel's 3rd generation Core processors. ASUS has agreed to cart nearly everything it makes (including a handful of unreleased products we saw at CES) over to me in NC for a hands on look on video. More importantly - we're going to be doing a Q&A with you all.

ASUS and I will both be answering your questions on camera. If you have any questions you'd like to see us answer or topics you'd like us to address, respond to the comments here or mention @anandtech with the hashtag #asusivy on Twitter along with your question/topic. We won't be able to get to all of them but we'll pick the most interesting/relevant questions and answer them on camera. The topic is obviously going to be Ivy Bridge and the 7-series platform. Simple questions are fine but what I'd really like to see are topics we can have a good discussion about.

When the video goes live, ASUS is also going to let us give away some new Z77 boards as well. We'll have more details on the giveaway closer to the Ivy Bridge launch.

Make the questions good and I look forward to answering them on camera.

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  • Traum - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    I know that Ivy Bridge will come out with the i5 and i7 lines first. But I can't afford that much power nor the OC capabilities, so I'm looking to cheap out on just the i3 version instead. When will that get released? Reply
  • SteveTheWalrus - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    I think i remember reading it was closer to the end of the year, November-ish. Reply
  • vol7ron - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - link

    Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but Ivy Bridge isn't supposed to be a huge performance upgrade, right? It's more a energy-savings upgrade? Reply
  • PewPewLasers300 - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - link

    from what i have heard there was supposed to be a 30% increase in performance and i also heared they were getting 7 some odd ghz overclock on liquid nitrogen on these new chips Reply
  • vol7ron - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - link

    I wouldn't be surprised on the OC's.

    Mind you it's been a while since I've read the reviews and my memory is a little fuzzy. I just thought this was a tock cycle that had minor speed improvement (though, still an improvement), but better power efficiencies.
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  • HilbertSpace - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Does ASUS have any plans to release something crazy, like say a cylindrical motherboard, or one that has two separate pieces? Or to put it another way, what are the current limitations faced in having a rectangular/square 2D motherboard? Would it be possible to increase memory/PCI performance with a different form factor? Reply
  • justaviking - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    On a related note...

    How about OPTICAL communication channels on the motherboard?

    You could route fiber optics along any path, and they could overlap one another, similar to when circuit board manufacturers used to solder on an extra wire to two here and there.

    You could also, in theory, transmit in open air - say from one interior side of a cylinder to the opposite side - without any fibers, and the signals could cross without interference. Just enclose the cylinder or cube to keep dust out, and put the chips on the outside.
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  • Iketh - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    "Ahhhh damn, errors all over the place! Time to blow out the mobo!" Reply
  • vld - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Intel is working on their optical thunderbolt tech as a CMOS process. Once that gets there, optics INSIDE a computer will be more common, but only really useful as a backplane replacement Reply
  • alxx - Monday, April 16, 2012 - link

    You mean like the fpga chips with optical interconnects ?

    http://www.altera.com/literature/wp/wp-01177-AV02-...

    http://www.avagotech.com/pages/optical_fpga

    Or optical pcie ?
    http://www.avagotech.com/pages/optical_pcie_gen3/
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