FiringSquad take a look at Intel's latest dual quad core processor which Intel have affectionately dubbed the "V8" platform as you're effectively getting 8 cores at your disposal.
They perform the usual benchmarks such as office performance and photo processing but also include tests which cater to the multi core features of the processor. They conclude that it's currently the fastest system they've ever tested but has problems associated with the specific type of motherboard and memory required to run it.
They also say that, although dual core games are now in the mainstream, ones which make use of quad and octo cores are not. As a result they had to download an Intel tech demo to test its gaming performance.