Z77 Motherboard Roundup + More

In the not-so-distant past, Intel launched a new chipset, a new CPU architecture and a new socket.  This fragments their lineup and it's hard to buy Intel products with confidence - as you may be buying a completely new setup in another year.  The new Ivy Bridge socket 2011 processors are on an island of their own, but the new Z77 chipset supports both Ivy Bridge and the older Sandy Bridge on the socket 1155 platform.  There will be more features available (such as PCIe 3.0) when Ivy Bridge for the 1155 land, but until then, there are a lot of Z77 motherboard reviews posted using Sandy Bridge chips.