Forty lanes of connectivity are built into the Ivy Bridge-E processors and are divided into as many as 10 different ports, giving it more bandwidth than Haswell, and Ivy Bridge processors. The question is, with extremely powerful graphics cards on the market, such as the Nvidia GTX 780 and GTX Titan can the additional bandwidth translate into better performance?
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips