The FX-60 is 2x2600GHx, which beats the FX-57 at 1x2.8GHz in all multi-threaded apps, and the single thread apps, does pretty well too.
The Opteron 180 at 2x2.4GHz can easily be overclocked to FX-60 speeds, which is only a scant 8% of a overclock needed, which means that 99% of Opteron 180's will overclock beyond a stock FX-60, and costs $300 less.
So, the Opteron 180 is the ultimate in high end chips if you want the very top speeds without overclocking much at all.
It seems the Opteron 180 is the fasted PC CPU period. (or at least very near the top)
I just hope my PC lasts until the quad-cores come out early next year. (not this 2 old cores on 1 die stuff)
Then I need new everything.
Wow, I thought the 1xx series opterons are being transitioned to Socket M2 and positioned as entry level 1P server/workstation procs and AMD will be positioning the X2's as the upper-end consumer processors and the A64s will be mainstream. This is the reason that X2's are now cheaper than equivalant Opterons. 2 months back I got my Opteron 175 for $459, now it is well over $500
The 2xx and 8xx series Opterons will be moving to Socket F in Q2.
The Opteron 185 is coming soon around the time of the complete transition to M2.
This will be an M2 part only.