Thursday, April 07, 2011

AMD Phenom II X6 1090 Black Edition Six-Cores

AMD is still AMD. It shows again about performance lead. AMD still proud of it powerful processor Phenom II X6 series. And now let’s focus on AMD Phenom II X6 1090 Black Edition. Even it’s fast processor and have 6-cores it doesn’t mean really have much new feature because there’s no major changes since the last generation of CPUs.
The most significant change in this kind of processor on AMD’s new Turbo CORE technology that can boost clock of CPUs and it can ‘deactivate’ just like Turbo Boost on Intel. Phenom II X6 are designed to combined with motherboard based on AMD’s 8-series chipset, particulary the new 890FX chipset. This chipset also support SATA III up to 6 Gb/s, USB 3 etc. 
 Two new processors Phenom II X6 series that is Phenom II X6 1055T and Phenom II X6 1090 only difference in clock speed. Phenon II X6 1055T has standard clock 2.8 GHz and can reach up to 3.3 GHz when Turbo CORE activated. And Phenom II X6 1090T has standard clock speed at 3.2 GHz that can rise up to 3.6 GHz when Turbo CORE activated too.
Beside that clock it almost same it used 45nm chips designed for AM3 socket, with TDP of 125 watts. Each processor also has one 16-bit/16-bit HyperTransport link at up to 4000 MTps at full duplex or up to 16 GBps bandwidth memory, and an integrated memory controller up to 21 GBps (dual-channel). Intel's CPUs have definitely undergone the more visible changes this time around.
For the price Phenon II X6 1055T sell in $199 and Phenom II X6 1090T will be sell in $295. It’s quiet cheap when we can have six-cores of CPUs and high clock speed. So the conclusion here is this processor really cheap enough compared to Intel i7 980X. If you want the fastest and superb enthusiast gamers Intel i7 980X will be your best choice with much price too because Intel still lead ahead than their rival, but if you want have six-cores with minimum budget AMD is still your choice. On Everest test also shows that AMD is still behind of Intel, and I think 6-cores from AMD not still enough. So, choose your own. Good Luck. I hope it help you.

Here is the Everest test/benchmark


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