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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  • Nathanael - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - link

    Second this. Would like to see more SATA connections available. Current NAS is maxed out for SATA connections. Reply
  • johnpombrio - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    The WiFi Go! module was shown with several options, including an WiFi/SSD plugin module. Will these different modules so on sale individually? Could I buy a WiFi/SSD module by itself? Reply
  • mbf - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    As thrilled as I am by consumer IBs and the Z77 chipset, what I'd really like to know is when we will see something based around the C216 chipset (or whatever the high-end Xeon E3 chipset will be called).

    Ideally I'd love to see something like the P8Z77 WS, but with ECC support. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
  • mbf - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Oh, and I forgot. An mATX version of a workstation board (again, supporting ECC) would be _really_ neat! Reply
  • jasonw223 - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    I'm a system builder, and do a fair number of high-end builds, and find that color is honestly a big selling point of motherboards. In a nice Red / Black themed system the ROG boards are absolutely perfect, but I find customers sometimes will opt for a worse Green / Blue / Black etc. board just to make it match with their system. Do you have any plans to change the colors up on any Z77 or future ROG boards? Reply
  • Rictorhell - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Will any of your new Ivy Bridge motherboards offer native support for thunderbolt peripherals and accessories?

    Are you currently working on any Windows 8 tablets similiar in form and function to the "yoga" design that has been previously shown?

    Are you developing any Windows 8 tablets based on ARM, or are they solely based on the X86 architecture?
  • just4U - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    It's so frustrating to see only 2 SATA 6GB/s on intel based boards.. even the higher end ones. When can we expect to see more like what AMD currently does and has for sometime. Reply
  • just4U - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Asus offers it's ROG series which comes with SB emulated sound software, higher end Intel ethernet and utilities like CPUZ rog variants and what not. I've noticed that Gigabyte decided to go into that as well but they sort of one upped you guys with their G1 Series. Any plans to counter that? I think there is a market for it. Plus is so frustrating to see generic chips on high end boards. Your allready forking out a premium so you kinda want it all you know? Reply
  • AssBall - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    Does ASUS plan to continue the Sabertooth and R.O.G. series boards into the Ivy bridge lineup? Reply
  • GullLars - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link

    My question/topic for the live Q&A:
    Are there any changes or new features to the southbridge, and if so, what are they?
    I'm specifically interrested in USB 3, thunderbolt, how many SATA 6Gbps ports, and total bandwidth avalible over SATA (RAID and JBOD accumulative).

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