The CPU market has made its great improvement recently. All we saw before were 2-Core or 4-Core models on the market, but nowadays, we could find some 6-Core models released after Q2 / 2010. AMD is the one of the biggest CPU manufacturer in the world, they launched two types of Phenom II X6 CPU at the end of April 2010, meanwhile, they also issued the next generation of high-end 8-Core series chips which combined north bridge 890FX with south bridge SB850 together, which made AMD platforms toward the new field. There are two versions of AMD Phenom II X6 have been launched, one is middle level version of 1055T, the other is the high-end version of 1090T Black Edition. The market price of the 1055T is at around $6,300 NTD and the 1090T Black Edition is at around $9,300 NTD in Taiwan, based on 6-Core CPU that the pricing this time can be regarded as the par route. We can say AMD thirst for the popularization of the market rapidly. The more noteworthy one is the new Turbo Core technology, which is similar as the function of automatic over-clocking. For example, the normal frequency of the 1090T Black Edition is at 3.2GHz, but it can be achieved to 3.6GHz by opening Turbo Core function through BIOS settings. But the function is limited which only can be actuated by using 3-Core; if higher than 3-Core, the frequency won’t be increased to 3.6GHz. In the past few years, AMD put out all in one chipset with IGP function quite often and the updates were also very fast. But for the high-end models, we hope the performance of AMD 890FX can be higher than 790FX which was released 2-3 years ago. Let’s introduce more basic information about AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, the core name is Thuban, 6-Core, 45nm, TDP 125W, supports Turbo Core, frequency is 3.2GHz and 3MB for L2 Cache / 6MB for L3 Cache. The back stitch of X6 1090T is compatible with AM3, users don’t need to pay extra expense to upgrade the platform, what we need to do is to update new BIOS for 785G. For MB segment, Asus Crosshair IV Formula is best partner to collocate AMD together. The red and black match colors is in At bottom left of the MB 4 X PCI-E of frequency is 2 X8 for 2 X16, to support CrossFireX 2 X PCI Realtek 8111D dual network chip, to support Teaming SupremeFX X-Fi uses VIA sound result chip, to support 8 sound channel and High Definition Audio/X-FI/EAX Advanced HD 4.0 technology Power.Reset and also have over-clocking button At the bottom right of the MB 6X Red SATA, SB850 is offered, SATA3 specification, to support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 At the right top of the MB 4 X DIMM DDR3, to support the 1066/1333/1600 (O.C. ) / 2000 (O.C. ), the supreme DDR3 capacity can be 16GB 24 - PIN power beside it At the left top of the MB The installation place of AM3 CPU, adopt 8+2 phases to supply power Above see by USB the 3.0s NEC chip IO 7 X USB 2.0 2 X USB 3.0 (blue) Network hole of 1 X RJ-45 1 X eSATA 1 X S/PDIF Out 1 X 1394a Clr CMOS presses the button PSU is the supreme TPQ-1200 from Antec, the matching of red and black is suitable for this kind of high-end AMD platform This PSU is certificated with 80 Plus silver medal certification for high efficiency and energy-conservation.