Hi all It seems that a lot of people here use Sandy Bridge processors and I can see why, they have excellent performance. However I was late to the party and decided to wait for Ivy Bridge because it promised lower power consumption. So how did it turn out. Well so far very well. The stand out feature of Ivy Bridge is low voltage, much lower than Sandy Bridge provided you don`t push the frequency too far. I am currently running my processor at 4.4GHz with Vcore of 1.100v. I have not found the limits yet, more testing is required. I`m getting a steady stream of P7903 on the CPU with TPF of 4min 6sec for about 21,000 PPD and P8020 on the GPU with TPF of 4min 13sec for about 19,600 PPD. This gives me about 40K PPD overall for power consumption from the wall of 277W. That`s 144PPD/W Using the computer for surfing the web slows down the SMP folding a little bit but seems to have no effect on the GPU. If I get a P8007 or P8010 on the GPU then output from the graphics card goes down to about 17,000 PPD and these work units use more CPU time so output from SMP goes down to about 18,000 PPD, the overall hit is about 5K I did get one P7809 on the CPU and it was running at about 30,000 PPD I have been mostly doing GPU folding up to now so I don`t know what to expect from these SMP projects. How do these numbers compare with other processors? Do not try to run Windows Vista on Z77 boards with Ivy Bridge. Asus states that this board does not support Vista but I completely failed to read the small print It seems the main problem is the Intel graphics drivers for HD4000/HD2500 are not available for Vista so I don`t get any of the fun features that the on board GPU has to offer and I can`t run LucidLogix Virtu. I am shutting down the system today to install Windows 7. See you soon.