"Earlier this month Intel released their first "Sandy Bridge"
processors to much excitement. However, for Linux users seeking to
utilize the next-generation Intel HD graphics found on these new CPUs,
it meant problems. Up to this point we have largely been looking at the
graphics side of Sandy Bridge, and while we have yet to publish any
results there due to some isolated issues, on the CPU side its Linux
experience and performance has been nothing short of incredible. Here
are the first Linux benchmarks of the Intel Core i5 2500K processor."
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