For those of you that just cannot wait to get them grubby hands on the latest and the greatest, HKEPC has already posted tested results of Intel’s 45nm part against an identically clocked conroe (E6550). The article is written in Mandarin, but you do not see to read the article to understand the chart, which is presented in English. The part that will probably excite the overclockers the most is probably not the minor difference in incremental performance, but the difference in TDP. The impending die shrink is bringing substantially lower power usage and temps; couple that with the increased performance, and we can anticipate some pretty juicy performance.
So for those of you looking for an upgrade to your current rigs, these Wolfdales will be available soon, as in a couple of months. Try to keep those trigger fingers calm before then.