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 SP1 showed that the 2GHz Kingston HyperX memory kit with CL9 timings enjoyed nearly 10GB/Sec more throughput than the Qimonda kit at 1066MHz with CL7 timings. This is a huge performance gap and it is impressive to see the 3GB Kingston HyperX kit reaching nearly 30GB/Sec!