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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20 GHz

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After a long period of scaling down its processors both in price and performance, AMD finally got some fresh reinforcements to continue the fight with Intel. The new Phenom II X6 1090T and its 3.20 GHz clocked six cores, aim to take AMD to new heights, where Intel's Core i7 processors were untouchable until now.

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wew, i never tough it's gonna perform this good.

i'm glad that now, amd can really compete with intel in higher up
 
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wew, i never tough it's gonna perform this good.

i'm glad that now, amd can really compete with intel in higher up
Not as good clock for clock, but I will have to say good enough :toast:
Although I would like to see a better approach at Turbo Core.
AMD's Turbo Core is kind of broken as it is right now in terms of core voltage :ohwell:
 
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This will probably be my next upgrade.

P.S.
Your version of Dawn of War II is kinda obsolete, its 2.2.2 now, which will bring changes to performance. (yes, i am fan of that game xD)
 

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P.S.
Your version of Dawn of War II is kinda obsolete, its 2.2.2 now, which will bring changes to performance. (yes, i am fan of that game xD)
To update results to v2.2 I would have to have all the processors and motherboards at my disposal at all times, which i don't :)
 
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I will enjoy working with this processor when I build new at years end. Going from a dual core 2.3 to this baby will be a very nice change of pace. Thanks Omega for a great review! BTW what was the issue with the MSI motherboard?
 
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nice review, very interesting power jump when oced, kinda glad to see that posted out now rather than wait to see the compalints of system blue screens when running an X6 and 5970 quadfire on a 1kw psu lol

all in all it's not a bad cpu, but it really doesn't look like the 6 core is mattering all that much. I think i'll stick to quads for now.
 
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I plan on using the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula board you used. I see a lot of great reviews with great overclocking potential. I will not go with the Extreme version coming out later - (prefer ATI cards). I think the Hydra chip setup in the Extreme will be a problem to setup and work correctly. Also I see a lot of folks on Newegg who complain about the Northbridge overheating due to the heatsink not being fastened down correctly. Did you notice this in your sample?
 
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With the way DoW2 autoupdates, I guess to keep consistency the bench is running cracked...

Anyhow, great review of a pretty interesting processor. And the overclocking power consumption chart is a killer. Almost double? Intense.
 

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And the overclocking power consumption chart is a killer. Almost double? Intense.
I was surprised to see those numbers myself, but it was double-triple checked. Settings in BIOS were set to 1.50 V and the board would add some overvolting up to 1.55 V when under load. Phenom II X4 965 would hit some 300-350 W with 1.50 V.

Also I see a lot of folks on Newegg who complain about the Northbridge overheating due to the heatsink not being fastened down correctly. Did you notice this in your sample?
I noticed high temps on NB/SB/PW cooler, but I didn't disassemble it to see if bad contact was the issue. Just slapped small quite fan on it to keep it under control.
 
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I was surprised to see those numbers myself, but it was double-triple checked. Settings in BIOS were set to 1.50 V and the board would add some overvolting up to 1.55 V when under load. Phenom II X4 965 would hit some 300-350 W with 1.50 V.
Most likely due to the 1.5V+ that you were pushing through that chip, other chips might do those clocks with lower voltage ;)
I guess better cooling should also help.
 
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Wow, i was expecting more, with being higher clocked and having six cores. Sounds like I would be getting a i7 860 cheaper and faster in almost everything. But the good ole Phenom II X4 is still kicking. I probable won't upgrade for at least 1-2 years
 
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Wow, i was expecting more, with being higher clocked and having six cores. Sounds like I would be getting a i7 860 cheaper and faster in almost everything. But the good ole Phenom II X4 is still kicking. I probable won't upgrade for at least 1-2 years
A 1055T should also top out around those clock with good mobo and ram :p
There you go for an i5 price super value upgrade.
 
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To update results to v2.2 I would have to have all the processors and motherboards at my disposal at all times, which i don't :)
Also cinebench r11.5 is out there for a while :)
 

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Wow, i was expecting more, with being higher clocked and having six cores. Sounds like I would be getting a i7 860 cheaper and faster in almost everything. But the good ole Phenom II X4 is still kicking. I probable won't upgrade for at least 1-2 years
I'm thinking overclocking and stability were affected by temperatures in this case. 4.1ghz is excellent while using a smaller air cooler that isn't much better than stock. With Phenom II's if you keep them cool, things like voltage can be lowered and frequencies can be increased. :)
 
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I swear ever time my room buys something for his computer, you guys do a review on something in that area. This review is 4 in a row.

I believe the only thing really holding AMD back is the memory bandwidth. The triple channel or quad channel should provide even their current CPU's more breathing room and I hope that is the direct they are planning to go with the next architecture.
 

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I'm thinking overclocking and stability were affected by temperatures in this case. 4.1ghz is excellent while using a smaller air cooler that isn't much better than stock. With Phenom II's if you keep them cool, things like voltage can be lowered and frequencies can be increased. :)
such as with the V10 i was able to do the same 4.15ghz with 1.45v which would drop power usage a good chunk.

chip performed very well IMO and in stock vs stock situation OEM's may be able to push this as a better cpu bang for the buck wise.
 

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Wow, thats very surprising.
 

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with an overclock the i7 chips probably still beat it but its getting alot closer
 

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Nice review!

I just noticed that the temperatures for 4.1 ghz reached 76 degress. Isn't the maximum of the 1090t is only at 63 degrees?
 
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Nice review Omega.

I was wondering if you tested the undervolting propeties at stock clock speeds?

I know I can undervolt my 955BE quite a bit and it does drop load power consumption quite a bit also.

Will you be testing this with the 1090T?

Thanks
 
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I hate the fact that these use so much power when overclocking, however, that is a universal caveat, but still 440 watts :wtf:.

I am glad to see that the differences in performance between Intel and AMD are finally drawing closer to each other though.
 

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I hate the fact that these use so much power when overclocking, however, that is a universal caveat, but still 440 watts :wtf:.

I am glad to see that the differences in performance between Intel and AMD are finally drawing closer to each other though.
440 watts total system power.