Originally posted by Brtnboarder495
Yes it is, but the Opty equivalent of the x2 could OC at least twice as much.
Not really. An opteron 180 will not overclock any higher than the X2 4800. The toledo core X2's will overclock as far as any dual core opteron. The reason opterons are so popular is because the lower ones can reach such high speeds at great prices. The 165 can get to 2.5GHz to 2.8GHz, depending on the stepping/week, all at about $350. The X2 4400 or 4800 will also be able to get to those speeds just as easily, but are more expensive. If you buy an opteron you take the risk that you will get a dud that will struggle to reach the X2 4400 speeds (2.2GHz). If you are not into hardcore overclocking, then stick with the X2 toledo cores (4400, 4800).