Originally Posted by amstech
I am not comparing socket performance I am comparing CPU performance.
The only thing pointless is a naggy comment about the stone cold truth.
A 100mhz difference doesn't explain those Skyrim results.
I'm not sure if you're just trolling, but LGA 1156 vs LGA 1366 is pretty different and the differences in memory bandwith break the scientific method principles of keeping ceteris paribus. The comparison isn't valid. A valid comparison would be i5-750 vs. i7-860 however, provided that both were constrained to the same clockspeeds. It would be better to simply test the i7-860 or i7-920 with HT-on/off.
Also, a 100MHz difference in sub-4GHz frequencies is far more substantial than the typical 100MHz spread between 4.4GHz+ overclocks. Your last sentence suggests that overclocking doesn't really matter, which is pretty... controversial, to be kind.
Anyway, the OP and several participants have done a pretty good job trolling us.