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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  • primonatron - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Interested in hearing more about the new tech to read RAM faster.

    Also why do they still use extra USB 3.0 controllers when IVY Bridge includes them now? No-one needs more than 4 USB 3.0 ports.
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  • kwrzesien - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    depends how many are on the back and how many are internal headers. Reply
  • gramboh - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    I have 3 questions about the P8PZ77-V Pro::

    1) Using FanXpert 2, can you control the speed of non-PWM fans plugged into the motherboard fan headers using the 3-wire type connectors?

    2) Do all 6 fan headers support controlling fan speeds in FanXpert?

    3) Since the Pro model board does not have an eSATA port on the rear I/O (disappointed by this in a $235 board), is a riser card included?

    Thanks
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  • Hrel - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Will any of these motherboards support greater than 2TB in RAID 0 with Intel RST?
    Will we finally see more USB 3.0 port? Specifically USB 3.0 headers on the motherboard.

    My intention is to have 2 3TB hard drives in RAID 0. Install the OS on a 150GB partition and accelerate that with Intel RST. Then have 2 additional partitions for storage of files; totally 6TB. Then I'll need a USB 3.0 header for the USB 3.0 port of the front of the case as well as another header for the USB 3.0 memory card reader.

    On Z68 Micro ATX I can't find a motherboard that has any USB 3.0 headers inside, had to get an add in card, and the RAID controller is limited to two RAID stripes so I can't configure the hard drives the way I want either.
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  • Iketh - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    asus maximus 4 gene-z/gen3 is a z68 matx with a usb3 header on the board Reply
  • kwrzesien - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    If you are going to have a 150GB partition for C: you might as well get a 160GB SSD and be done with it - much faster reads, no noise, more reliable and will allow the RAID drives to go to sleep. (The OS never lets the C: drive idle enough to sleep) Reply
  • OVerLoRDI - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    It would be really nifty to offer the Sabertooth series with different color options. Make the PCB and all connectors on it black and allow customers to purchase different colored "armors" or "skins".

    I would love to have a solid black board with red "armor". That options could really make that motherboard THE board to get for modders.
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  • f4phantom2500 - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    what i would LOVE to see from intel is a k-series, dual core ivy bridge chip with hyper threading! really, considering that the dual core non-HT sandy bridge chips give amd's entire quad core lineup a run for their money, a dual core HT ivy bridge with an unlocked multi would be godly. i really and truly wouldn't need the additional cores at that point; honestly i'd prefer the power savings of a dual core, because i live in texas and it already gets hot as FUCK in my room. Reply
  • kwrzesien - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    +1 Reply
  • kwrzesien - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    perfect HTPC chip too - run undervolted 24/7, reboot to overclocked for video crunching marathons (about the only thing I really need my i7 920 3.6 GHz for anyway). Reply

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