Performance of SMT Apps on Intel E6850 vs. Q6600
I am debating whether to get an Q6600 or an E6850 processor. I neither play games nor do extensive 3D rendering. I have reviewed the relevant forums and benchmarks I could find - however, most of the benchmarks comparing these two processors deal either with Windows software, or Rendering/Gaming apps.
Would GNU/Linux utilities like gcc, tar, the python interpreter, etc. show a notable improvement from SMT? Which standard GNU/Linux utilities are currently best suited for SMT/SMP? If you have any qualitative /quantitaive measure to share on the performance difference, that would be apreciated as well!