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- 12 Apr 2002
Here's what I've seen. The D805 overclocked to 3.9ghz (easily) will beat an X2 3800 stock. Although, the X2 3800 overclocked to 2.5ghz (not as easy) will beat a D805 overclocked.
BUT, I would say that if there is intention to go to C2D, I would go with the D805 to reduce expenses in the future.
Perhaps when you oc the hell out of it, v/s a stock 3800+, you'll notice same or better performance.
However, check this article.
Note the power usage at the end. Now, extrapolate the increase in power consumption as you overclock 1ghz and think about thermals and lifespan of the product.