We were quite impressed with both CPUs. You can increase to 2.4GHz without any increase of VCore. The E2160 was also able to go as high as 3GHz without any increase, which is incredible. Both CPUs reached 3.6GHz but only with massive increase of VCore. We will not recommend doing this, because it draws much more power and the benefits are only marginale. We would have liked to undervoltage the VCore, but the MSI board was not able to do so, however we suspect you can go down to "idle" power with 1.1V and run them with the specified frequency.