Very Interesting. Any comments about the difference in every day performance?
I noticed slowdowns on the old machine when multi-tasking - watching netflix while browsing or having multiple browsers open at the same time. This is all gone with the new CPU/mobo. Everything opens up instantaneously and CPU usage is a fraction of what it was before while performing the same tasks.
Can't ask for anything more - same idle power draw as a 5yr old "power efficient" AMD processor but with 7x the processing power (Passmark score of 7724 for the i5 and 991 for the BE-2350).