Originally posted by KNiGHTMaRe89
So basically even though the Opteron has 1000mhz less on the HTT it is still better then the fx-55 or x2 4400?
The Opteron does not have 1000Mhz less on the HTT. For one, the HTT that you're referring to is actually the HyperTransport (HT) bus. This bus is Dual-Pumped, meaning that (like DDR memory) there is an instruction on the rising and falling edges of the clock cycle. This means that the actual 1000Mhz speed of the HT bus is effectively
the same as a 2000Mhz Bus. I believe the Athlon 64s list the effective
speed of the Bus on Newegg, while the Opterons list the actual
speed. The HTT is the core system clock (200Mhz on Athlon 64s) and is synonymous with the core FSB on Intel systems.
That said, why aren't you going with the much faster, and cheaper, Intel Core 2 Duo?