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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  • GrumpyOldPgmr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just keep up with the good reviews Reply
  • bobiii - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using Asus motherboards for more than 20 years! Reply
  • MasterTactician - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The poor q6600 wants to be put to rest... Reply
  • MasterTactician - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    crap, wrong thread. sorry, Reply
  • tomstatham - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I don't have any questions. I've been reading about these beautiful boards all over.
    I would love to win one of them!

    --TomS
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  • zer0gravity - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Could you use the onboard mini-PCI-e for anything else other than wifi? I wish they would make these boards with the idea that they will be used for HTPC / RAID devices and therefore need another slot of a RAID controller.

    Other than this....such a great looking board!
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  • mkovac - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Couple questions that come to mind after watching the video. I'm more into the entertainment/gaming/overclocking side of things. Nothing extremely technical.

    1.) The new Lucid Virtu MVP with Ivy Bridge and performance boost with discrete GPU's, i.e. GTX 680. Will this be more software/game dependent or is this a boost we will see across many applications?

    2.) Coming from an i7 920 @ 4.2 ghz 1.26v on a Rampage III Extreme, I'm looking to save a lot on energy use while achieving performance. Will I notice quite a big difference through Digi+ with power efficiency while overclocking an i5 3570k for example? Not looking to fry the chip as I've already seen the high temperatures on benchmarks.

    3.) Torn on a decision between ASUS boards with the P8Z77 PRO and the Sabertooth Z77. I'm seeing a lot of reviews leaning towards the Sabertooth Z77 as a gaming platform due to the thermal armor and the heat monitoring system. I suppose my concern is, how noticeable is the heat dissipation versus the P8Z77 PRO since that is what would be important to me? Will I get the same efficient power distribution through the Sabertooth Z77 as the P8Z77 PRO considering both overclock well?

    I know I don't fit into everyone's category of everyday use, but when you game, you definitely don't want two things: Heat and High Power Consumption.
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  • a5cent - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    What NIC does this board use? Intel 82574L? Intel 82579V? Asus' website isn't very specific here, it just states it's an intel NIC - nothing more. Reply
  • Daggarhawk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    probably already given away, but in case not, i'd really love to get an Asus mobo. winning one would help me do my first ever build! i hope to do a dual boot audio production hackintosh/ windows gaming PC, that will moonlight as an HTPC as well. :D Reply
  • JDOG1 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    As a video gamer, can we rest solely on the dependability and reliability of the integrated graphic performance of an ivy bridge processor or should we continue to use a dedicated graphics card for most of our gaming until the next gen Haswell architecture comes out for a more robust graphics performance? Reply

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