Nordic Hardware had the opportunity to play with some Core i7 processors in one of Intel's labs. They report Nehalem has delivered and say it's the most mature prelaunch platform they've ever toyed with.
We were about to embark on another adventure in the Intel laboratory and overclock another generation of Intel processors. The last two times we were quite pleased with how the systems performed, even though it took a lot of time and energy to get those system stable and running at the world record frequencies we were trying to reach. This time we had done what we came to do and even surpassed our goals a whole day ahead of schedule.