As the birth of Nehalem nudges ever closer, we're beginning to see more and more evidence of just what it's capable of bringing over the highly successful Core 2 lineup that's kept us all happy for quite some time.
The folks at Nordic Hardware have discovered some more distinguishable benchmark runs over at the XtremeSystems forums; this with a B0 stepping Bloomfield processor running at 2.93GHz.
Using wPrime and CINEBENCH to determine where the multithreading performance is at, it seems to equate to around a 50% increase over an equivilently clocked QX9650.
Intel's next microarchitecture Nehalem is slated for Q4, with the launch of the high-end and performance segment Bloomfield core. Computex served us a lot more hands-on information and even benchmarks. Testing at Computex is hardly optimal and it hasn't been easy translating the figures to something we could compare to today's systems.
Not saying that the benchmarks that has surfaced over at XtremeSystems are any easier to interpret. JCornell has published benchmarks with SuperPi, CINEBENCH and wPrime, which are established scene benchmarks and probably the easiest to compare systems with it at an early stage.