Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: Ever since Intel launched their Core i7 (and later Core i5) CPUs, AMD have been left needing to compete on pricing and the like rather than outright performance - Hardly an unsurprising state of affairs given Intel's traditional dominance of top-notch manufacturing processes and engineering, but it still left a lot of enthusiasts wanting for more, despite AMD succeeding in tempting some with the lure of unlocked multipliers on their Black Edition CPUs.
Summary: The first ever six-core socket AM3 processor from AMD has arrived to directly compete against Intel's robust Core i7 9-series 'Nehalem' chips. Code named 'Thuban', the new 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor introduces with it a dynamic overclocking technology called TurboCore.
Conclusion: Loaded with six processing cores, the 3.2-GHz Phenom II X6 1090T is the most powerful consumer processor AMD has ever released, and it's compellingly priced (at just $285). But if you want top-level speed, you'll have to shell out more for an Intel chip—even the 1090T will only take you so far.
Pros: AMD's fastest processor yet. Turbo CORE technology introduces automatic overclocking. Less expensive than Intel's top-tier CPU.
Cons: Considerably less powerful than Intel's high-end CPUs.
Conclusion: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Six physical processor cores, Introduces AMD Turbo CORE technology, Excellent price-performance ratio, Overlocks to 4.0GHz with 4.3GHz Turbo CORE, Maintains AMD socket AM3 compatability, Outstanding media transcoding or file compression performance, Dominates professional engineering and design tasks, Unlocked clock speed multiplier, Maintains 125W TDP
Cons: Shared L3 cache is the same between four, and six-core units, Utilizes aging 45nm fabrication process
Summary: AMD has a new flagship and it is very impressive to say the least. The Turbo CORE Technology which is built into the processor to monitor the workload and autonomously adjust the processors core speeds of three cores that are under load to a higher clock speed is just unthinkable. Also the release of the new 890FX chipset which includes the performance points of the new six core processor is something to experience to appreciate.
The AMD Phenom II X6 “Thuban” 1090T 6-core Black Edition Processor Review
29 April 2010
Excerpt: This week AMD unleashed a new processor to the world. While not quite to the fanfare as an over-hyped Apple product launch, their latest creations, the Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz processors represent something that many AMD users have been looking forward to for a while now.
Six Cores from AMD: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T CPU Review
26 April 2010
Summary: AMD followed into Intel’s footsteps and launched their six-core processors as well. However, they used a completely different approach: AMD decided not to switch to new manufacturing process or develop a completely new semiconductor die. However, as a result we got a Phenom II X6 – a mainstream and affordable processor with six computational cores that has no analogues and is compatible with Socket AM3 form-factor.