Dividing IVY From Sandy BIOS's and Drivers

HU16E

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This is not a bash! Only a suggestion to the visiting MSI employees that show up a lot more often nowdays to consider passing along to their bosses. Maybe to help clarify to many unsuspecting product users wanting to update their BIOS and drivers. The Z68A-GD65(G3) is used here for an example;

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z68A-GD65--G3-.html#/?div=BIOS

To eliminate confusion, separate the two from each other. Running Ivy and Sandy together is a recipe to nothing but problems. As for the Driver Section, it has ME7 for Sandy. Granted, the ME8 is part of the driver package download for Ivy, but it is not listed along with the P6 update. Many will miss this important step if trying to use P6 and update to an Ivy CPU.

Other thoughts;

Unless planning on running an Ivy CPU with PCI-E 3.0 support, this Ivy update is not recommended in the first place. If an Ivy CPU is wanted along with all the 7 chipset perks it provides, get a Z77 platform people!

IMHO, only the Z68 (G3)'s really get much of any benefit out of using an Ivy CPU (other than Z77 of course). P67, what do you get? ClickBIOSII and potential problems, problems, problems, that's about it.
 

flobelix

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MSi is after it as it is no  chipset but bios problem.
 

HU16E

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Right, not a 6 series chipset itself problem, but the Ivy UEFI/BIOS interaction dealing with the 22nm and 32nm processors.

Maybe the goal at MSI will be to offer a single UEFI/BIOS update and associated drivers that covers both CPU architectures without having a need to divide them. :think:
 

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It def appears that that is the goal which makes sense. I do however agree with you that at least for now, seperating the bios like the driveres are for os would prevent many problems.
 
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