"While Intel previously announced the expanded Intel Core
X-Series line-up including the Core i9 7960X and Core i9 7980XE
processors, only today is the performance embargo expiring as these CPUs
begin to ship to further battle AMD's Ryzen Threadripper line-up. Here
is today's launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Core i9 7960X."
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