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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Six Core CPU - Test System Setup and Comments

AMD has been lagging behind in the CPU race for a while, but now they jump back into the game with a 6-Core CPU that will definitely open some eyes.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 27, 2010 4:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: AMD

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: ASUS, AMD, Kingston and Cooler Master and Sceptre.

 

There is really not too much to say about the 1090T. I did not notice any issues with applications; the CPU just ran. As most of our applications are specifically picked for their ability to handle multiple CPU cores/threads, we did not get the chance to see the Turbo CORE feature until we started our gaming tests. The problem there is that the CPU is not a major factor for most games anymore. This means that even though we saw a slight increase in CPU clock during game play, it had almost no impact.

 

This does not mean Turbo CORE is useless; it means that for many the feature will not be needed or used. However, for someone that may run older non-threaded applications the Turbo CORE feature will come in handy. And considering the $300 price tag this may actually allow the Phenom II X6 to end up in more than a few entry level and mid-range systems than your average Intel Core CPU. I was a little disappointed that the T-Max is so low, but if the system is built right, that should not come into play too much.

 

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