AMD Preps Phenom II X6 1090Tand Other 6-Core Chips for Release Next Week

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skhills

If it's $300, it's because it performs like a $300 intel quad core.  AMD isn't stupid.  If it competed at the high end, they'd charge a high end price.

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AMDGuy9950

very impressive, can't imagine why any casual user or gamer would even waste money on the intel equivalent.

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AMDGuy9950

very impressive, can't imagine why any casual user or gamer would even waste money on the intel equivalent.

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Athlonite

MEH if it can't outperform it's Intel equivalent then it's a waste of time and money  bring us something to make us proud of buying AMD . Maybe they need to let the ATI boys craft their magic on a cpu like they have with the 5xxx video cards 

 

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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Keith E. Whisman

For the most part AMD has always been the guys to give you more bang for the buck. Except for a few processors AMD has always been a little less powerful than it's Intel equivalent. The cheapest I believe you'll see an Intel 6core processor will be is $700 compare that to AMD's most powerful and unlocked 6core processor at $300 that performance deficit isn't so big after all. And really with multi threaded games that really rely more on the performance of your graphics card more than your processor you really wont notice much difference between the Intel and AMD processor using the same graphics card unless your at ultra low resolutions.

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Athlonite

when AMD brought the Athlon64 to market it kicked Intels P4 in the butt but since intel brought out the C2D C2Q i7 i5 i3 AMD has had nothing to answer them with yeah sure you can harp on about AMD being cheaper but i still belive an AMD x6 core will still only be as fast as an i7 920 or i5 661 as i said blow the price i want to kick intel in the behind with an AMD so guess i'll have to wait for the 12core so i can beat the intel 6 core CPU  

 

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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voss451

I custom ordered a new pc at the end of March and the place I had it built already had the X6 1090T's in stock. I thought it was a mistake and that maybe they were just taking pre-orders but when I e-mailed them they said that there were 4 left from the original shipment.

So, I took a chance and ordered it and once it got here on the 9th, sure enough, it was an X6 and it seems to beperforming well enough. Mind youi have no real experience in OC-ing cpus so hopefully Asus willbe putting out a bios update soon (I have an M4A78T-E mobo) so I can experiment with possibly speeding it up a little bit. Our oldpc was an AMD X2 5000, so I took the plunge with the X6. I can't wait to see the benchmarks vs the Intel i5/i7 line. From what I've been able to find out, the 1090T is supposed to rank somewhere along the lines of the i7 930 range performance wise.

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wkstar

I pre-ordered the Chip last week & now waiting for it to show in the mail. My motherboard, ram & corsair H-50 are ready.

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Caboose

If I hadn't just got a PII x4 940BE last year, I'd be looking at one of these...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Cruzg10

Has anyone noticed all the PC related articles on maximumPC lately??
 Where did all the Apple product articles go?? where will i go now to read about apple and all its mac glory, if not maximumpc??

steve where are you!!!!!!!!?

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Jox

Maybe one day software will start taking advantage of all these cores.  Presently, I have a quad-core and there isn't much that makes effecient use of it.

-Jox

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gendoikari1

I hope that Thuban's (probable) success would allow AMD to get Bulldozer out the door faster.

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TechJunkie

I agree with Keith. But I don't care about the transistor count as long as it competes on a price to performance ratio with intel. I mean, if it doesn't offer me more performance than my PII x 4, then what's the point in spending the extra dough. I will wait and see what the real world benchies say before I make a decision.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well it's about time. This processor will bring AMD back to legitimacy as a processor manufacturer and Intel Competitor. I hope AMD makes enough money to go back to doing R&D on high end processors not to say this isn't but it is built on a 45NM process while Intel builds theirs on a 32NM process. Big difference when it comes to packing transistors into a small package and keeping the heat and power down unless AMD actually lowered the Transistor counts and that would suck. 

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oopsCarol

I
always love AMD chips, stable and cheap

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