The soon to be launch of Nehalem is really beginning to heat up; we've seen no shortage of sneek peaks when it comes to some of the upcoming X58 boards on offer and other related tid bits, that's for sure.
But what about some more performance figures? PCOnline delivered on the weekend, bringing a full scale article to the masses which looks at the Core i7 940 (2.93GHz) processor compared to a Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running at both 2.93GHz and 3.2GHz.
There's no shortage of results to be shared in this one; they bench with Super PI, CINEBENCH R10, WinRAR, 3DMark Vantage and more. There's even been some time spent on seeing if triple channel memory configurations offer anything of substance over dual; and it should put some of your minds at rest if you've been worrying about having to pick up a third stick to suit your existing dual channel kits.
If you weren't entirely sure about shifting to Intels new generation platform before, you most probably will be after feasting your eyes on these results.
Also busy on the weekend was NordicHardware where they were invited into Intels lab to do some extreme overclocking using liquid nitrogen. And from reading this brief update, where we've always considered Core 2 to be one of the best and easiest platforms ever for overclocking, Core i7 is going to be even better with ceilings much higher than Core 2 could ever have hoped to reach.
All in all, this platform should be a true dream and shows little to no sign of shortcomings.