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Monday, 02 August 2010 10:28

3.2GHz remains the fastest AMD in 2010

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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From six cores
According to AMD’s most recent plans, it seems that its 3.2GHz six-core remains the fastest AMD CPU in 2010.

Its name is Phenom II X6 1090T and this 3.2GHz 125W TDP CPU sells for roughly €250 in the EU. There are no plans to top this speed in the remaining part of 2010 but compared to Intel’s six core offering, this looks like a very affordable product. The good part of this CPU is that with the help of Turbo it overclocks all the way to 3.6GHz, on auto pilot.

AMD still offers unlocked Black Edition CPUs which means that you should be able to overclock them well over its official clock and many enthusiasts with no so deep pocket will want to go after this six core. The eternal problem how to put all six cores to good use. This will obviously remain the biggest issue for the CPU industry as a whole, especially knowing that eight- and twelve-core CPUs are around the corner.

More is not necessarily better, as you can't easily utilize all the cores. There is still one more six-core to launch. The Phenom II X6 1075T should come out this quarter and with its 3.0GHz clock it will pack a 125W TDP.
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+2 #1 MichaelC4 2010-08-02 21:44
I guess they aren't going to put out the Phenom II X4 975 @ 3.6GHz? Come on, AMD, some of us want that kind of CPU.
 
 
-1 #2 Fud_u 2010-08-03 03:03
Wow, six core sounded tempting. but I'm fine with my yesteryear quad Q9550 @3.6. The only program that can pull all those core for me is Adobe Premiere CS4. That program is wickedly CPU and GPU hog.
 
 
-13 #3 dicobalt 2010-08-03 04:50
MHz cant help AMD with their current cores, they need way more. Besides the hex core AMD's CPU offerings are largely irrelevant compared to Intel's. Bulldozer better be damned impressive.
 
 
-2 #4 redisnidma 2010-08-03 05:31
Ohh man, that sucks.
And I was hoping for a 3.4GHz 6-core Thuban :sad:
 
 
+1 #5 Kitkat 2010-08-03 07:07
u can disable cores but that would be a motherboard property
 
 
+6 #6 AndromedaB 2010-08-04 01:22
trolls be trollin
 

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