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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  • gevorg - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Which Asus motherboards with Ivy Bridge chipsets will be good for HTPC computers that need precise BIOS controls for all connected fans, CPU undervolting, IGP HDMI output, etc. Reply
  • shawkie - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Along the same lines I noticed that a few of the motherboards have "Dual Intelligent Processors 3" and can apparently cut the TDP by half. Is this done in the BIOS or does it require an application? Does it require an Ivy Bridge processor? How different is it from undervolting and underclocking? Why is it not available on the ROG mini-ITX board? Reply
  • shawkie - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Correction: Why is it not available on the ROG mATX board (or either of the mini-ITX boards)? Reply
  • Gary Key - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    ASUS Response -

    You can certainly set different power profiles in the EFI, but the 35W/45W selection is only available through AI Suite II in the Digi+ control panel. The Maximus V Gene (ROG mATX) fully supports this function. These to Smart CPU options are like undervolting/underclocking but the Watt requirement selection is controlled automatically by the board so there is no guess work or dialing in of settings in the EFI for the user.
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  • p05esto - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    For casual to moderate gamers on 24"+ monitors larger who appreciate good graphics (but maybe not super-high settings) is the integrated graphics at all competitive? Is it possible to get by on the integrated graphics, or is that a pipe dream and for even average performace we'll still need dedicated GPUs? Reply
  • Denithor - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Only if you like gaming at 800x600 on your 24" screen.

    LOL

    Seriously, IVB may be a 50% increase over SB in the iGPU department but it's still not going to be anywhere even close to adequate for 1080p or higher gaming. 50% more than 2 fps is still slow as crap...
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  • p3t3th3g33k - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Is Asus preparing an EATX sized motherboard for the 7-series, and if so, what will be the big advantages of them? Reply
  • Gary Key - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    We are not preparing an EATX board for Z77. Quite frankly, there is no real need on this chipset for this design. Reply
  • lbeyak - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Give me more details about the special RAM design you've come up with for your Z77 boards.
    What types of applications will benefit from this?

    What advantages do Asus boards have (what's special about them) compared to other vendors? It seems like to me the prices for Asus boards are quite high, and I do not see the reason.
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  • GameLifter - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    How will T-Topology affect the performance and overclocking abilities of the RAM? Will it be a significant gain over other Z77 motherboards? Reply

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