Please, please bear in mind that this is a look at a pre-production CPU and motherboard, and final numbers may not be indicative of retail performance. It's also not an apples-to-apples comparison, insofar as value is concerned.
Intel Core i7
Code name: Nehalem
Clock speed: 2.93
Quad-core with Hyper-Threading, 8 threaded.
3DMark Vantage CPU Score: 17505
Becnhmarks: Core 2 Extreme QX9770, QX6800, and AMD's Phenom 9950 Black Edition.