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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  • Exodite - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    This.

    Consider my vote going towards more information regarding USB Boost and UASP especially.
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  • ClockHound - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    +1 for USB Boost and UASP - and will it offer latency improvements for multi-channel USB audio interfaces while requiring lower CPU usage? Reply
  • unrulycow - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Do any of the ASUS boards support Coreboot BIOS? Reply
  • Gary Key - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    ASUS Response -

    None of the ASUS Z77 boards support Coreboot, but then again the chipset is not supported by Coreboot either. In fact, if memory serves me the last Intel chipset fully supported was the 945 or E72525.
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  • landerf - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    I want to know if their parallel memory reading will be on all their boards, from deluxe to mini itx, or just a few top end boards? Reply
  • realjetavenger - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    On a related note, can they go into more detail on how they are able to achieve this (memory read in parallel)? And how much more performance can be expected from this? With the parallel memory read, can you use slower rated memory (which would be less expensive - not that the price of memory would be a big concern if going with IB) using lower voltage while still having more performance over consecutive memory read?

    "If you happen to purchase ASUS for Ivy Bridge, there is also a little treat in store, as they have reworked the memory sub-system. Their new method stunned Intel engineers, but should provide distinct memory speed advantages. Simply put, instead of memory banks being read consecutively, the memory is read in parallel. We are awaiting more detail regarding how this feature works."
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  • milo62 - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    Will there be a C216-based replacement for the P8B WS, or was that a one-time experiment? Reply
  • pegounet - Sunday, April 22, 2012 - link

    It seems so: Have a look to: http://serversdirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=MB1378
    "ASUS P8C WS C216, Ivy Bridge, PCIe G3, USB3.0 / SATA 6G server motherboard "
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  • kaz2020 - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    If the sabertooth is all about high end protections and such why does it have the lowest number of power phases out of their higher end boards?

    Does this mean more phases can be less stable/reliable?
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  • flensr - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - link

    What is ASUS doing to help mainstream advanced features? Specifically, can ASUS include features such as thunderbolt, additional USB 3.0 ports, and mSATA ports on mainstream non-enthusiast boards in order to speed adoption of these technologies?

    A related question is if ASUS will be able to push quality components such as intel NICs, high quality wifi, and higher quality sound chips down to mainstream boards. The technology has evolved and there are already some clear winners, so why do today's mobos still hang on to older "junk" technology like USB 2.0? Like ditching the floppy drive interface, USB 2.0 ought to be a secondary consideration with may be 2 ports total on the mobo. With intel's SSD caching technology and cheap mSATA drives now available, an mSATA port is really attractive even on the lower end for a huge boost in system responsiveness. And thunderbolt... It's here and it's good, so let's jump on the bandwagon and put it on every board already. You can take away the ps2 port and serial port header if you need room...
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