Wednesday, March 17th 2010

AMD Phenom II X6 Series Clock Speeds Revealed

AMD's much talked about six-core processors, the Phenom II X6 series, consists of three models for what we know in good detail: model numbers 1075T, 1055T, and 1035T at the bottom. But what remained a mystery were their clock speeds. A leak by one of the motherboard manufacturers who recently released supportive BIOS updates reveals the clock speed for the entry-level Phenom II X6 1035T to be 2.60 GHz, that of the 1055T to be 2.80 GHz, and of the high-end 1075T to be 3.00 GHz. As revealed earlier, the 1035T has a TDP of 95W, while the 1055T has both 125W and 95W variants in the making, and the 1075T has a TDP of 125W.

With so many motherboard vendors specifically designing their upcoming products to be ready for "140W TDP", it isn't hard to guess that there could be a higher-end part in the making, which is probably clocked even higher, and comes with the Black Edition branding. All Phenom II X6 processors are based on the "Thuban" core, a port of the Istanbul six-core architecture to the AM3 package. There are six cores with dedicated 512 KB of L2 caches and a shared 6 MB L3 cache (total cache being 9 MB). The new chip will be announced in the weeks to come.Source: TechConnect Magazine
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
btarunr said:
That's Istanbul Opteron processor's schematic. Besides I already said since it's based on Istanbul, it will have DDR2 support. It's just that not many motherboard manufacturers will be inclined to give away supporting BIOS for their AM2+ motherboards.
I thought you did man. I just couldnt find the post. Also I know that was an Istanbul Opteron processor's schematic. I posted it because I knew thats what Thuban was based off of. Thanks for the backup.

Wile E said:
Could very well make a larger difference with 6 cores worth of info being processed.

At any rate, these are nice looking clock rates and power figures. Now all we need is a price. If the price is right, I might sell off my QX, and build a six core AMD for a second rig.
I'm sure it will man. But what I was saying is that DDR2 is not dead for the AMD platform as AMD has said it will support the "old" ram until Bulldozer. Now lets just hope mobo manufacturer's get the idea with their bios's. Im going to call Asus Monday to see if I can find out some more info on my mobo. I really dont want to spend the money right now on a new rig. As a matter of fact I CAN'T. My wife would kill me.
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Super XP
Melvis said:
3.00GHz and possibly above....nice, was wondering if they would go above 2.8GHz there for awhile.

What im realy looking forward to is the 3.6GHz Quad if and when this will come out?
Looks like you missed my last post. Here's part of my post. I'm also looking forward to a faster Quad ;)
Super XP said:
What's better news is a possible massive price cut on the current Phenom II x4's :D I hear AMD will also be releasing a 3.60 GHz Quad-Core in Q2 2010. (April-May-June).

Phenom II X4 975 3.6 GHz :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_future_AMD_microprocessors#.22Deneb.22_.2845_nm.2C_Quad-core.29
Here you go, part of my post :D
btarunr said:
That's Istanbul Opteron processor's schematic. Besides I already said since it's based on Istanbul, it will have DDR2 support. It's just that not many motherboard manufacturers will be inclined to give away supporting BIOS for their AM2+ motherboards.
Manufacturers have no choice, most already stated there AM2+ mobo's support AM3 CPU's. If they plan on selling more mobo's in the near future and not piss off current Users, then they will release bios updates to support any and all AM3 based CPU regardless:cool:

Also, many already know there's no point in dropping DDR2 and upgrading to DDR3 right now. The next massive upgrade which people will perform IMO is Bulldozer with it's new socket:toast:
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#3
Melvis
@ Super XP, thanks for that i believe i did miss your post, and its interesting to see there also going to increase the Athlon II's clocks and Phenom X2's as well, very nice indeed.

So many options for my new build hmmmm what do get hehe
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Mussels
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Melvis said:
@ Super XP, thanks for that i believe i did miss your post, and its interesting to see there also going to increase the Athlon II's clocks and Phenom X2's as well, very nice indeed.

So many options for my new build hmmmm what do get hehe
my next build will be one of these 6 cores, i saw previously that AMD overdrive allows you to clock each core independantly - for an example

Desktop use:
run all 6 cores at stock, with CnQ on

Gaming:
Disable/clock down cores 3/4/5/6, and clock the first 2 cores up high (since most games are only dual threaded)

that kind of efficiency/adaptability interests me :D
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#5
Melvis
Mussels said:
my next build will be one of these 6 cores, i saw previously that AMD overdrive allows you to clock each core independantly - for an example

Desktop use:
run all 6 cores at stock, with CnQ on

Gaming:
Disable/clock down cores 3/4/5/6, and clock the first 2 cores up high (since most games are only dual threaded)

that kind of efficiency/adaptability interests me :D
Ooooo realy? now that does sound interesting :D I was going to get the 3.6GHz Quad for my next build, but i would like one of those high clocked Athlon's as well and now i want a Phenom II X6 to since you said that :p

There is to many i want :cry:
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#6
nt300
Games like Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 are multi threaded games which should do better with more CPU cores bt other games not sure.
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Mussels
Moderprator
nt300 said:
Games like Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 are multi threaded games which should do better with more CPU cores bt other games not sure.
not to any massive extent. you'd need a very slow dual core to notice any real difference (probably helps out P4's with hyperthreading the most, lol)
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Wile E
Power User
jmcslob said:
I think you would quickly find it to be your favorite

Don't get me wrong Intel is all around better But AMD CPU's give a little extra spunk to applications Specially when combined with a nice ATI GFX card

And that's kind of what I meant about ddr2 being...it's dead by cost...and yes ddr3 does make a big difference on AMD systems ahhh to a point LOL
No, it wont. The 980x will be my favorite, and as such, will be in the primary rig.

I've tried Phenom II quads, and they don't impress me compared to even my Yorkfield. But, a reasonably priced 6 core? That does impress me, and if I can manage it, one will find a home in my secondary rig.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
Wile E said:
No, it wont. The 980x will be my favorite, and as such, will be in the primary rig.

I've tried Phenom II quads, and they don't impress me compared to even my Yorkfield. But, a reasonably priced 6 core? That does impress me, and if I can manage it, one will find a home in my secondary rig.
I'm so proud of you Wile E. Sticking to your guns. But its ok to accept AMD. Much like you will eventually accept the S197 body style you will soon accept AMD.......WE ARE BORG.
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Wile E
Power User
TheMailMan78 said:
I'm so proud of you Wile E. Sticking to your guns. But its ok to accept AMD. Much like you will eventually accept the S197 body style you will soon accept AMD.......WE ARE BORG.
I love the S197 body style, I will never accept it's weight tho. Once it gets down to 3200lbs reasonably optioned, come talk to me. lol.
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#12
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
If this doesn't support AM3/AM2+ motherboards, I will cry :cry:
I want a hexacore upgrade for my system without a new $100 mobo and $75 in RAM as well :o
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#13
jmcslob
[Ion] said:
If this doesn't support AM3/AM2+ motherboards, I will cry :cry:
I want a hexacore upgrade for my system without a new $100 mobo and $75 in RAM as well :o
psst...It's a $75 mobo and $100 memory
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#14
nt300
[Ion] said:
If this doesn't support AM3/AM2+ motherboards, I will cry :cry:
I want a hexacore upgrade for my system without a new $100 mobo and $75 in RAM as well :o
It has both DDR2 and 3 IMC's so it should work good with bios update. Bios update only because it 6-core.
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#15
Super XP
Yes I read that too. It better, I plan on getting a 6 core hopefully:D
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