"A little over a year ago now we saw the introduction of the Intel Core i7,
i5 and i3 LGA 1156 processors which replaced the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad
predecessor. These chips paved the way for the mainstream market. Delivering
excellent performance to enthusiasts who are perhaps on a budget. LGA1156
basically offers excellent performance at a lower price-point compared to
the LGA 1366 Core i7. But, some 15 months on and we have a successor to the
short-lived LGA1156 Core i7, i5, i3."
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