The time is nearing for AMD to kick off its new Phenom II X6 series processors which house six cores. The folks at Techpowerup have today learned more specifics about the first wave in the lineup which will include three models.
The fastest of the pack is the Phenom II X6 1075T (125W TDP) which comes clocked at 3.0GHz. Beneath that is the 1055T model (both in 125W and 95W TDP variants) clocked at 2.8GHz and then the 1035T (95W TDP) at 2.6GHz. All of the processors are confirmed to have 9MB of cache (6MB L3 + 3MB L2) and will of course have an integrated DDR3 memory controller and are based on 45nm technology.
It's already safe to assume even the fastest of these chips won't have what it takes to compete with Intel's Gulftown and not only just because the i7-980X is clocked higher. But providing AMD launches these new six-core models with the right pricing, they could be an attractive alternative to LGA 1156 Core i7s.