The Sisoft Sandra XII SP1 benchmark utility just came out a couple months ago and we have started to include it in out benchmarking. With Sandra XII SP1 you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII SP1 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 XII SP1 showed that the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 has much better memory bandwidth than the old Q6600 thanks to the higher 1333MHz FSB speed. With the memory now running at 1333MHz with CL7 timings the bandwidth is much better than running at 1066MHz with CL7 timings.