Intel has rolled out a deep lineup of Xeon processors based on next-generation Ivy Bridge-EP silicon. The server and workstation chips pack more cores, larger L3 caches, and higher core and memory clock speeds than their Sandy Bridge-based predecessors."
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