The Sisoft Sandra 2009 benchmark utility just came out recently and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. With Sandra 2009 you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra 2009 SP2 also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.
Results: Sandra 2009 SP2 shows that the Intel Core i7 processors blow away the competion thanks to the new triple-channel memory design being used. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e did fairly well and was right where we expected it to be for a DDR2 800MHz kit of memory running 5-5-5-15 1T timings at 742MHz. The AMD Athlon X2 7750 had about 450MB more throughput, which is due partly to the fact it was running at a true 800MHz and that the processor is 100MHz faster.