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 XII 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: All of the AMD Phenom II processors were benchmarked with a 4GB kit of Corsair DOMINATOR PC2-9136C5 running at 1066MHz with CL5 timings and for some reason Sandra 2009 SP2 showed that both the Socket AM3 processors performed better than the Socket AM2+ processors. It looks like whatever AMD did to the memory controller didn’t hurt DDR2 performance at all!