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Friday, 27 May 2011 09:21

Ivy bridge cross compatibility explained

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Will work in old boards but…
We have managed to get some details on Ivy Bridge's ability to work across the platform or desktop platforms and feature cross compatibility, as Intel likes to call it.

As you can imagine the best combination is Ivy Bridge CPU and Panther Point, a solution that will give you all the features and if you use that CPU with Cougar point or Sandy Bridge on Panther Point, you will miss some things. Ivy Bridge and Panther point will give you IA Performance benefit from new 22nm process, Integrated USB 3.0, DirectX 11 graphics with three independent displays, Intel small biz advantage, 2012 vPro / stabile image platform program (SIPP), Intel firmware recovery (IFR) and both Pentium and core version of Ivy bridge will give you 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM).

In case you go for Ivy Bridge and Cougar point you get the 22nm IA performance from the new CPU and DirectX 11 support from a CPU but you miss out on all the other listed features.

The third combination with Sandy Bridge and Panther Point will miss the IA performance from the new CPU as well as DX11, 3 display but it will give you an USB 3.0 support 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM) with Pentium processor and Intel firmware recovery (IFR) support.

The last possibly combination that you have today that includes Sandy Bridge CPU and Cougar point chipset will miss out on all the features, apart from 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM).

The bottom line is that Ivy Bridge works in Cougar point chipset and Sandy Bridge will work in Panther point next gen chipset.

Fuad Abazovic

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+6 #1 function69 2011-05-27 10:54
Cool, thanks for clarifying this.
 
 
+11 #2 darkpulse 2011-05-27 13:09
God darn it! Why should Intel make such a mess of backward compatibility? I mean, cant the user just throw in their old freaking sandy processor and get the system up and running? I mean, to be fair, people who will buy it pay for WHOLE of the motherboard and it will be unfair to disable features with sandy bridge. Sandy is not even that old to phase it out. Sometimes i feel AMD is MUCH MUCH better in maintaining backward compatibility atleast for a few years before phasing it out.
 
 
-2 #3 pogsnet 2011-05-27 14:40
Haha! I laugh, Intel is always not compatible generation to generation needs new motherboard that is more precise. AMD is for budget constrained people but still delivers good performance. It is like Toyata vs Ford, Toyota is for more practical use but still can deliver what a Ford can offer while Ford for muscle and display but expensive to maintain.
 
 
+8 #4 Cartman 2011-05-27 15:28
Quoting darkpulse:
God darn it! Why should Intel make such a mess of backward compatibility? I mean, cant the user just throw in their old freaking sandy processor and get the system up and running? I mean, to be fair, people who will buy it pay for WHOLE of the motherboard and it will be unfair to disable features with sandy bridge. Sandy is not even that old to phase it out. Sometimes i feel AMD is MUCH MUCH better in maintaining backward compatibility atleast for a few years before phasing it out.

Becouse they know not everyone is geek who knows how to do it, and they play on card that idiots will buy new MBO, last time i used Intel in my pc was 478 celeron after that AMD
 
 
+12 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-27 19:00
Sooo... basically they like to milk people.
 
 
+4 #6 darkpulse 2011-05-28 02:54
Quoting Cartman:
Quoting darkpulse:
God darn it! .....

Becouse they know not everyone is geek who knows how to do it, and they play on card that idiots will buy new MBO, last time i used Intel in my pc was 478 celeron after that AMD


Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Sooo... basically they like to milk people.


LOL! :D :D :lol:
Ya sometimes i fell they are taking advantage of all the confusion they are making.
 

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