TweakTown had the chance to benchmark a couple of Intel's upcoming Conroe processors:
Today we are thrilled to bring you the most complete set of Conroe benchmarks to ever be seen and we compare directly against a lot of other processors including Athlon FX-62, 5000+ and Pentium EE 955 and so on. We've not only got the E6600 Core 2 Duo like most other websites benchmarked but we also have the higher clocked E6700 and the top dog Core 2 Extreme X6800. The E6600 operates at 2.4GHz and has an effective FSB of 1066MHz with 4MB L2 cache and with Dual Core. The E6700 is clocked at a higher 2.66GHz and the X6800 Extreme does its thing even quicker again at 2.93GHz (11 x 266MHz). Gigabyte made some tweaks to their retail motherboard like most others do, so the FSB was actually 268MHz which resulted in the CPU running at 2948MHz.