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AMD Delivers Elite Visual Computing Performance with Latest Desktop Platform

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AMD announced the immediate availability of the AMD Phenom II X6 processor and AMD 890FX chipset ushering in a new era of immersive 3D entertainment and visualization. Trailblazing consumers seeking immersive 3D entertainment and high definition multi-monitor display now can affordably upgrade to six-core performance and award-winning ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics. Today also marks the availability of the flagship AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor, AMD’s fastest and most tunable desktop processor ever.

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Find links to a boatload of reviews on the frontpage.
 
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I think everybody's up early today. :laugh:
 
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P.D. Not you btarunr, you're 5 hours 30 minutes ahead, right?
 
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Time to order a new CPU you say? :laugh:

I'll have to get my hands on one of these soon. Be fun to mess around with, plus it'd make one hell of a cruncher...
 
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They look rather promising, i can prolyl do 3.8 with lowprofile cpu cooler, my 940 does 3.9!
 

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Very nice chip. You'd pick the $320 1090T over >$500 i7 870 or i7 950, any day.
 
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They OWN. Simple as that.
 
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shit im going to find good deal for my i7 cpu and mobo
 

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pity none of the board makers have released the BIOS updates for their AM2+ boards....


grrrr.

I've got a 785G here and i asked gigabyte, and they told me they dont know and cant know, because the CPU's arent out retail yet. good one giga, your AM3 boards have support dont they...
 

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Now, we wait for Athlon II X6 to appear at about $130 and wet everyone else's pants.
 

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Now, we wait for Athlon II X6 to appear at about $130 and wet everyone else's pants.
already at $150... see the hot deals section
 

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i showed that to my housemate (who just got an i7 930 system) and he still thinks intel is the better choice... cause his PSU and case are more expensive than the AMD systems is.

i lold.
 
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Yeah that's nice and all, to have a complete 6 core PC for the same price as the competitors CPU. But then you can also look at reviews and it just so happens that that same $1099 CPU crushes that setup by a good 50% margin in those tasks where 6 cores can actually be fully used. And when 6 cores are not used the competitor's 4 core i750 is often times faster.

Amazing CPU and platform, I'm not saying the contrary, if I had to buy something now it would be this P2. It's just the PR BS that I don't like one bit.
 

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Yeah that's nice and all, to have a complete 6 core PC for the same price as the competitors CPU. But then you can also look at reviews and it just so happens that that same $1099 CPU crushes that setup by a good 50% margin in those tasks where 6 cores can actually be fully used. And when 6 cores are not used the competitor's 4 core i750 is often times faster.

Amazing CPU and platform, I'm not saying the contrary, if I had to buy something now it would be this P2. It's just the PR BS that I don't like one bit.
Well to be fair they don't claim any superiority about the performance and 980x IS, currently, the only 6-core processor Intel has to offer for desktop market.
 

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Well to be fair they don't claim any superiority about the performance and 980x IS, currently, the only 6-core processor Intel has to offer for desktop market.
thats just it, they dont compare performance... they're comparing price.


a 6 core AMD will get the job done, maybe not as fast as a 6 core intel - but it does it on a lot smaller budget
 

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pity none of the board makers have released the BIOS updates for their AM2+ boards....


grrrr.

I've got a 785G here and i asked gigabyte, and they told me they dont know and cant know, because the CPU's arent out retail yet. good one giga, your AM3 boards have support dont they...
I hear you there dude, I've got an Asus 785G board and I'm hoping it gets support....
 
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Keep it up AMD
 
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thats just it, they dont compare performance... they're comparing price.


a 6 core AMD will get the job done, maybe not as fast as a 6 core intel - but it does it on a lot smaller budget
But they do have many quads that are just as fast and cost about the same, that's my point.

"A platform or a part...Which would you choose?"

They are somehow comparing them. Otherwise there's not even a point mentioning that. You can also build a complete system for the price of the 1090T CPU, but what's the point of mentioning that if you are not pretending to suggest they are going to be the same?
 
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Will this CPU work on this board ?
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3009

wtf does it mean
Note) If you install AMD AM3/AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherbord, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0(5200 MT/s) to HT1.0(2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM3/AM2+ CPU will not be impacted.
Does HT impact performance a lot ? (forgive my ignorance of google). I know its a shitty board but I have it for free so what the heck for this price
 
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But they do have many quads that are just as fast and cost about the same, that's my point.
The chips that cost "about the same", Core i7 860 and Core i7 930, are slower. The faster ones, Core i7 950/960, are in the >$500 range.
 
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