Back in the old days, when life was simpler and Intel boastfully marketed each successive generation of processor with its clock rate, it was fairly easy to tell which chip was king of the hill. Then came hyper-threading and micro-architectures and multiple cores and a shift in marketing tactics that made it very difficult to tell what was what.
Although the complexity is still with us, Intel has done a superb job with its current consumer site - for the first time in a long while it is easier to distinguish chip from chip. The Intel Processor Ratings page is an excellent summary and each processor page is comprehensive.
Nice job, Intel, and thanks.