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: Sandra 2009 showed that the Intel Core i7 processors blow away the competion thanks to the new memory design being used. The Core i7 platform used three 2GB memory modules in Triple-Channel at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 1T timings, which is what we think will become the standard kit for this platform. Corsair already has announced 1866MHz CL9 kits for this platform and Kingston Technology has announced 2GHz 3GB kits, so enthusiasts will easily break the 30GB/Sec mark with high performance memory kits.