How Sony's Development of the Cell Processor Benefited Microsoft
At first glance, the Xbox CPU doesn't really resemble Cell, but if you just compare Cell's PPE to one of Xenon's three cores the similarity is striking: Xenon, Cell
PCMark Memory Benchmark Favors GenuineIntel
The CPUID instruction provides feature bits that software should use to determine which instructions are available. Using the vendor string is not a reasonable way of detecting the presence/absence of instruction set extensions like SSE.