@ Sean1234, these components were purchased through one of three distributors in Australia who currently have stock.
Is it better then the PII X4 965? With the i5-750 and i5-860 in stock I thought it possible the price of the X4 965 might drop, but it's not happening yet, if at all. The X4 965 is $350.00 here (USD287.00) while the i5-750 is $333.00 (USD273.00), making the X4 965 slightly more expensive to buy.
I do, however, have some benchmarks from the X4 940BE with 2 x HD4850 in crossfire.
3D Mark 06 16,715
PC Mark 05 8,367
3D Mark 06 17,394
PC Mark 05 8,734
at 3.36GHz (I don't have a 3.4GHz record to compare to the PII X4 965, but this is close)
3D Mark 06 18,098
PC Mark 05 8,845
3D Mark 06 18,494
PC Mark 05 9,433
3D Mark 06 18,632
SM2.0 7,167 (lower than previous)
PC Mark 05 9,369
This last speed was not as stable as I'd like, but it ran the benchmarks nonetheless. Notice the cpu score of 5,258 which is less than the i5-750 score of 5,363 at a slower speed (3.2GHz).
You can find over clocked results and screen shots in this thread =http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253894-29-4ghz-onwards
I can appreciate that the Futuremark benching programs are not everyone's preference for bench testing, but they provide a starting point for comparisons.