Here I tested sheer computational power with wPrime and Super Pi. These tests are as synthetic as it gets but are quite important to the overclocking community. SuperPi is a single-threaded application that calculates Pi to a certain number of digits while wPrime calculates the square-root of a number and splits the workload amongst all available cores.
In wPrime it looks like Core i7 struggles with the single-thread results with Phenom scoring decisive victories in the single-threaded instances while Core i7 pulls through in SMP. Super Pi isn’t even a contest as it has favored Intel processors since Core Duo.