OCWorkBench heard motherboards based on Intel's new Z77 chipset will go on sale in early April. The boards have started shipping to global distributors, so the retail channel is mostly waiting for the green light from Intel.
As the board is backward compatible with existing LGA 1155 processors. You can use existing processor first on the new board.
The Z77 chipset supports 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, native support for the high-speed USB 3.0 interface and fast SSD caching with the Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT). The new Ivy bridge processors supports the new CPU core supports DX11 video and HDMI 3D Visual Interface for stereo content. With Lucid Virtu, it is able to tap the power of the embedded video for quicker compression and encoding of video.