Then with an independent FSB to each chip, the chips will be able to communicate to each other decently. RAM bandwidth may be at a premium, but it should be much, much better than the current Xeon MPs. And for the $64,000 question- will it beat the Opterons? I will say that in non-memory-intensive applications, it sure will, as well as in FP and integer performance. But anything that hammers the RAM will see the Opterons pull way ahead.