Hmm okay heres my final question. raw processing power, what has more? all costs and everything set aside, lets look at just the power these two chips have.
when im doing crap like transcoding videos from .avi to .mp4 or .mpeg, (for my ipod) whats quicker? right now on average it take 10 minutes at 2800mhz (stock) its a lot quicker when its OC'd, but its not OC'd right now. besides im trying to sell it so the less its overclocked the better... although ive already done the damage by doing in the first place.
[CPU: e6600 @ 3300 MHz] // [MB: ASUS P5N-E SLi] // [RAM: Patriot 'eased latency' PC2-6400 @ DDR800 5-4-4-12-2T] // [GPU: 8800GTX @ 650/1000/1600 (volt modded)] // [HDD: 2x Cavier 500GiB stripe] // [Chassis: Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (black)] // [PSU: Aspire(Apevia) 680w] // [OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Cooling: water cooled GPU and CPU]
^ (9/7/2010): Ha, I remember when that was the stuff. My water cooling has since leaked and fried my mobo. So now I'm rocking an MSI laptop with an i5 430m :)