Is there anymore problems with p55? I havent found answer for that question. Does Turbo Mode etc. work well under linux nowdays?
Frequency scaling doesn't seem to work. Turbo mode may...the machine is idle and reports 2.93GHz, spec is 2.80. I haven't worked with any core2 quad single socket, I can only compare to dual socket c2d's.
Monday I'll get my hands on a pair of dual socket i7's and will do some testing on those.
I wonder when we'll see Michael re-run the tests on his hardware, see if his numbers match up with Intel's ...
I'm assuming the Intel supplied numbers are absolute best case scenario, you wont do any better without overclocking kind of thing, and you might not be able to match the numbers at stock if you live in a place where ambient temps hang around 32C.