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Old 04-28-2010, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default Phenom II X6 1090T - AMD Enters the Six-Core Arena

In March, it was Intel's turn, and this month, it's AMD's. That's right, we're at the point when Phenom II X6's are hitting the market and giving consumers a much less expensive six-core CPU to chose from. We're taking a look at AMD's top-end offering, the 1090T BE, and also a brief look at the company's new 890FX chipset.

You can read our full look at AMD's latest processor launch here and discuss it here!
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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Tried overclocking the thing yet?

I got a question for ya... why do all the sites call it a Phenom II X6 1090T, but CPUZ always says it is a Phenom II X6 1095T? CPUZ finally get one wrong?
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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Amazing product for the price!

why use COD5 for CPU benchies and not COD:MW 2?
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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AMD killed it with this cpu now intel will have to drop the price of alot of there cpu and rob you forgot the cpu power cosumption test...
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Tried overclocking the thing yet?
We tackled this one the final page of the article:

To preface this page, I'd like to reiterate the fact that due to complications with our motherboard, we were unable to perform power consumption tests, or push the CPU higher with overclocking. We're still investigating the reasons for various issues we ran into, but we're leaning towards the fact that our board sample is less-than-ideal. The issues experienced wouldn't affect performance results, but would affect overclocking and power-consumption tests.

I have no idea about the 1095 moniker. I'd blame that on CPU-Z since I don't believe that's captured from the CPUID.

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AMD killed it with this cpu now intel will have to drop the price of alot of there cpu and rob you forgot the cpu power cosumption test...
We tackled this one the final page of the article:

To preface this page, I'd like to reiterate the fact that due to complications with our motherboard, we were unable to perform power consumption tests, or push the CPU higher with overclocking. We're still investigating the reasons for various issues we ran into, but we're leaning towards the fact that our board sample is less-than-ideal. The issues experienced wouldn't affect performance results, but would affect overclocking and power-consumption tests.

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why use COD5 for CPU benchies and not COD:MW 2?
Because re-benchmarking 20 CPU's takes a lot of time.
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Rob...

You've made a typo here. You wrote - "When all said and done, though, AMD has delivered a lot of good here. The 1090T is fast, and proves itself to be a great value when compared to Intel's ~$500 Core i7-860. Plus, it's completely backward-compatible with a motherboard you may already have, which is a nice perk." I can find 860s for as low as $200 (MicroCenter). I believe it is the 870 that is around $500.
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You've made a typo here. You wrote - "When all said and done, though, AMD has delivered a lot of good here. The 1090T is fast, and proves itself to be a great value when compared to Intel's ~$500 Core i7-860. Plus, it's completely backward-compatible with a motherboard you may already have, which is a nice perk." I can find 860s for as low as $200 (MicroCenter). I believe it is the 870 that is around $500.
Whoops, thanks a lot for catching that... fixing!
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So, I gotta ask, how does it feel? I know that going from my X2 4000+ to the 940BE my PC feels more responsive than ever, even more so than when I was running the 4000+ at close to 3.2Ghz.

Good read, too bad the mobo was flaky. I'd like to have seen what it was capable of when you cranked it up a bit.
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Yes, I hate the fact that the mobo had issues. I'll be receiving a replacement though, and hope that I'll no longer have such issues. I plan on getting in more than one 890FX board so that I can see what this chip is truly made of from an overclocking standpoint.

How does it feel? Even having a quad-core is amazing, to have so much breathing room. To have six cores to deal with... it's sweet. I still have to give a nod to Intel for obvious reasons, but AMD has an incredible value with its six-core line-up... it just can't be beat.
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This is a great value for money product! I would choose AMD in a heartbeat if I'd buy a new rig lol.. I'm still running on a X2 4200 around 2,8ghz and it's still plently quick for me. Upgrading doesn't need to be that expensive thanks to AMD. I remember back years ago Intels P4 3,4ghz (s478) extreme edition CPU was priced this rediculously high lol.. AMD64 came along and it was quicker on lower clock speeds thanks to introducing a on chip memory controller. Back then too you got more for you money.

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