FYI - Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) reviews were released today, and I found a couple of the reviews have benchmark data with Lightwave 9.3. Linked here for your enjoyment:
The quick summary is that the slowest Core i7 920 (2.66 Ghz) outperforms the current top Core 2 QX9770 (3.2 Ghz) by 11-18% in these particular Lightwave benchmarks. Not bad for a ~$300 cpu...
The top of the line Core i7 965 (3.2 Ghz) destorys every other contender, beating the similar clock speed Core 2 QX9770 (3.2 Ghz) by 25-31% in the same benchmarks. It even beats the dual socket Skulltrail V8 (2 x QX9775 at 3.2 Ghz) system listed on one of the benchmarks.