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AMD Phenom II X6 PIB Units Pictured, Turbo Core Technology Detailed

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Here they are, boxes that carry AMD's first desktop six-core processors, the Phenom II X6. This line of "true six core design" processors from AMD target performance/price sweet-spots in the sub-$300 segment, targeting higher-end Intel Core i5, and even Core i7 series processors from Intel. The Phenom II X6 is based on the 45 nm "Thuban" core, and comes in the socket AM3 package. The processor is said to be backwards-compatible with socket AM2+ on motherboards with a BIOS update. Expreview sourced pictures of three Phenom II X6 processor-in-box (PIB) units, of model 1055T.

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    Apart from a numerical boost in processor cores over the Phenom II X4, the Phenom II X6 brings in a landmark new feature for AMD, the Turbo Core technology. This new feature senses load on each of the processor cores, and adjusts each individual core's power-states and frequencies accordingly. Unlike with the comparable Intel Turbo Boost technology, AMD's Turbo Core tech gives the processor higher number of "Turbo" cores when the multi-threaded load is low. Turbo Boost does not require any special software to work, not even new drivers for any given OS. All its logic is embedded on-die.

    Sensing low multi-threaded power load, Turbo Core powers down three of the six cores, while sending the three remaining cores into a "Boost state". In this state, the cores' clock-speed is boosted by up to 500 MHz (multiplier +2.5x). Throughout the Boost state, the processor stays within the processor's defined TDP. The processor leaves Boost state when it senses more multi-threaded power is needed. Following are slides from AMD's press-briefing where it specifically talked about Turbo Core:

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    Apart from Phenom II X6, Turbo Core technology will also be featured on Phenom II X4 900T "Zosma" series quad-core processors. These chips will offer two Boost-state cores.
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    did Intel buy AMD? i see intellish boxes
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    Black Edition boxes are black.
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    i know:p
    depending on the price i will be getting either the BE or the one right below it in may:D
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    Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition starts at US $299.
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    you promised me your sample after btarunr you were drunk so u probably don't remember thanx in advance.
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    Damn these are some hot prices. AND backwards compatible. I feel like they may sell a fair few of these bad boys.
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    list of ASUS board to support the upcoming 6core


    M4A89GTD PRO
    M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
    Crosshair III Formula
    M4N72-E
    M4N82 DELUXE
    M4N75TD

    M4N98TD
    M4A79 Deluxe
    M4A79T Deluxe
    M4A78T-E
    M4A78-E
    M4A78-E SE

    list with bios etc http://www.asus.com/News.aspx?N_ID=woT3yofAIag5tqHw
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    Looks sweet, 6 core CPU for 300, sounds good to me.:toast:
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    No Asus m-ATX motherboards supported?
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    think the 785g boards will support it aswell, dont think the list is complete yet:)
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    Maybe the distributors did the gay 1$=1€ conversion, and then to DKK.

    I've switched to LGA-1156 and i5 750. No 1090T for me. :p
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    well you still owe me for the UD7 pool oh and UD9 is now apparently coming. i will collect btarunr!
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    yeah they always do that :wtf: same as steam, but thats a different story :cool:

    but yeah, the $-€ thing adds like 40cents to each $
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    I cant wait to see the reviews.
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    No word from DFI yet :( Hopefully they pull through for my motherboard!
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    they will probly wait more til the CPUs come out.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I can't wait for this! What's the release date?

    I will be buying a new 890GX Gigabyte motherboard for this CPU :)

    Love me some Gigabyte hehe
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    you're right:D
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    mind you, EU prices are with VAT (around 25% in norway, 25% in danmark), am not 100% sure but US prices do not include VAT, basicly remove 25% of EU prices and you get to the US price without VAT ^^
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    LOL @ AMD.using intel like boxes
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    As for the box it is not all that much different then the PHII boxes a little lighter shade of blue to tell them apart on shelf.
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