Originally Posted by slaWter
Ivy Bridge will be compatible to Sandy Bridge but not to Sandy Bridge E and X79.
There will be other, smaller 7-series chipsets for Ivy Bridge.
Intel confirmed a long time ago that TB and USB 3.0 will come with Ivy Bridge and the rest of the 7 series chipsets.
This is just another negative aspect of Intel's new release schedule.
There won't be a 22nm 6/8 core ivy bridge using the 2011 pin socket form factor for high end desktops?....I doubt Intel will exclusively limit it to socket 1155 and 4 cores for the mid range of the market...