Hi Crucial, this score doesn't surprise me to be honest
Your i7 860 is basically an i7 940 (2.93GHz) without the third memory channel. My Xeon W3520 is basically just a higher binned i7 920 (2.6GHz). It can go up to 4.6GHz rock solid with 6 GB RAM (tested for 24h with Prime 95 + LinX), but with 12 GB I can't run it past 4GHz with perfect stability due to some limitations of the Intel memory controller. Full population of Dimm's = bad for overclocking an i7 (it's a well known issue). The fact is I need that much memory anyway because I run many virtual machines at the same time.
But anyway, even if the Xeon W3520 has three memory channels and the i7 8XX has only two, I dont think this feature impacts that much on WEI score. In fact, I don't think the third memory channel is even useful most of the time in real-life situations Edited by Phazon - 5/17/10 at 6:07pm