Q6600 ISNT REALLY THAT GOOD BECUASE ITS JUST 2 C2DS STUCK TOGETHER WHEREAS PENRYNS ARE GOING TO BE MORE EFFECIENT DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE MORE EFFECIENT AND HOW THEY WILL BE BETTER ANYONE HAVE ANY BENCHMARKS OF PERFORMANCE ETC.. HAS THE RELEASE DATE AND PRICE BEEN SET YET???
Turn off the caps. Performance figures of test chips means nothing. Will have to wait until it is released to know.
If I was you either way i would wait for BOTH barcelona and Penryn to hit the mainstream.....Q6600 doesn't really benefit most people unless you are a hardcore editor/decoder/encoder (audio, video). Either way its smart to wait for both ends of the competition to release their "next gen" stuff before hopping on either band wagon -- its just easier on your wallet AND!! a lot of times one or both of the competitor will have a chance to work out small bugs and etc...
Basically, don't look at it from an intel fanboy approach -- just look at it from a pure performance approach and the best bang for your buck IMO