Regardless, the Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs are very fast, but even if you jump through the steps to get the graphics drivers working under Linux, at the moment they are not exactly working well in all cases. The investigation is continuing so you can expect more on the matter in the coming days and weeks...
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Hopefully they get the driver issues worked out sooner than later. Wasn't planning on upgrading anytime soon, but I can foresee dozens of threads being created
Thanks for the "heads up," amdfangirl! Looks like I'll stick with something like AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz !