Yep. Fugger didn't want to just beat the high score. He wanted to jump over it.
Now imagine if he actually worked on it with -100c+ temps and got it to OC much like the C2Qs can do. Hell I would pay to see that so we can compare it on a clock per clock basis.
I haven't been over to Xtremesystems today yet, but Fugger indicated he was holding back, and also there's a team in Finland with an even better ES chip (i.e., higher clocks).
What's funny to me is how some AMD fans talk about AMD's "continuous process improvement" as if AMD is the only company that knows how to do it. Well if you're a tiny company with only one fab, or soon-to-be no fabs, then you don't need to worry about "copy exact". But the net result - improved steppings - is about the same. I just wonder how well CPI will work once the UAE is running the fabs - there's pretty tight communications needed between the design and process engineers in such a complex industry. I predict AMD is going to more design and process engineers and hence have higher overhead with such a setup, and thus lower profits for a given ASP.