Hello everyone, In a continuing effort to see the benefits of the core i7-975, I present to you a benchmark of both the w3580 and 975.. for some reason the i7-975 beats the w3580.. have a look for yourself. One possible theory: ECC memory.. this slows down the computer, as it has to check for errors constantly.. where as non-ecc doesn't. Could it be that this is the one denominator that makes the core i7 faster? Other i7's and w35xx processors are benchmarked too.. let me know the answer to this. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+W3580+@+3.33GHz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jz9OaIwVOo - actually shows the i7 975 kicking the w3580's butt.. not much though, but still something to consider.. or is it? And again, is it due to the fact of ecc memory as many have suggested, or is it due to the fact that the xeons were always slower than their desktop brothers? Roman.