AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core

Should sweeten the taste in time for launch.

| Apr 12, 2010 at 9:06 am CDT
With the date drawing closer we new get a first look at the packaging for AMD's Phenom II X6 (six-core) processor range thanks to the folks at EXPreview coming through with the goods.

VIEW GALLERY - 6 IMAGES


AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core 11 | TweakTown.com


One aforementioned new feature apart from the additional cores packed in that makes this series of processors attractive (apart from the sub $300 pricing), is that of AMD's new Turbo Core technology.

We first heard about this new form of automatic overclocking technology a couple weeks back. In basic terms it allows the processor to enter a "Boost state" when it detects low multi-thread performance, shutting down three of the six cores and giving the remaining three a peformance jump of up to 500MHz higher than the stock clock rate, thus improving overall performance substantially in situations where the extra raw MHz is going to be harnessed better than additional cores.

The lads at Techpowerup have gotten hold of some more slides that help detail the way it works :-

AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core 12 | TweakTown.com


AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core 13 | TweakTown.com


AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core 14 | TweakTown.com


AMD Phenom II X6 Box Designs and more on Turbo Core 15 | TweakTown.com


Turbo Core technology will also be implemented into AMD's upcoming quad-core processor lineup, the Phenom II X4 900T (Zosma) range.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCE:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Related Tags