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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:28 PM

Alan takes a look at the Six Core AMD Phenom II X6 1090T:

http://www.overclock...enom2_x6_1090t/

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:33 PM

Edited for changing my mind.

They're nice but not quite enough reason for me to ditch my 955. :)

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:38 PM

I already ordered mine =D.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:44 PM

seems the 1090T performs better with multicore support, even with intel's hyperthreading
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

Looks like i need to save up a little.

obviously not a huge improvement from a 940 but still, i just want it for bragging rights

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:09 PM

There are quite a bit of people on the forum right now. I'm sure they are all reading this review! Great review Alan! :thumbs-up:

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

how would you rate this compared to a 750 or 860?
is the extra 100$ totally worth spending for 2 more cores?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:13 PM

Has a hard time competing with the 4core 8 thread chips at similar clock speeds. It does however show large gains over the Phenom 4 core chips. I can't believe the pricing though for 6 cores at 300 bucks is amazing.

Against the 860 nope I dont think its worth the money since you are running 8 threads verses 6 in programs that support multiple threads.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:14 PM

how would you rate this compared to a 750 or 860?
is the extra 100$ totally worth spending for 2 more cores?

IMO its a tough call. The biggest issue we have right now is nothing really uses all the cores yet. For future proofing its a good idea but performance wise I dunno I am kinda leaning towards some of the quads but thats me :)

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:23 PM

IMO its a tough call. The biggest issue we have right now is nothing really uses all the cores yet. For future proofing its a good idea but performance wise I dunno I am kinda leaning towards some of the quads but thats me :)

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there's my 920 @ 4Ghz, the 1090T scores 5.2 stock & 6.2 @ 4.1Ghz

just for comparison (since the review only had a 920 @ stock clocks)

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

Phenom acually is kinda equal or more to the lower end i7 920/930 i might consider buying one.
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