As we have known for a while now, the Phenom II X6 CPUs will be released in three variants – 1035T, 1055T and 1075T at TDP of 95W, 125W and 125W respectively. The 1055T is expected to ship at 95W at a later stage.

The clock speeds are the last part of the jigsaw which was originally rumoured to be at 2.4, 2.6 GHz and 2.8 GHz respectively. It seems like AMD has beat those expectations by featuring clock speeds of 2.6 GHz for the 1035T, 2.8 GHz for 1055T and 3.0 GHz for 1075T.

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As we have known for a while now, the Phenom II X6 CPUs will be released
in three variants – 1035T, 1055T and 1075T at TDP of 95W, 125W and 125W
respectively. The 1055T is expected to ship at 95W at a later stage.

The
clock speeds are the last part of the jigsaw which was originally
rumoured to be at 2.4, 2.6 GHz and 2.8 GHz respectively. It seems like
AMD has beat those expectations by featuring clock speeds of 2.6 GHz for
the 1035T, 2.8 GHz for 1055T and 3.0 GHz for 1075T.

AMD will introduce a feature reminiscent of Intel’s turbo boost, where clock speed of select cores will be boosted when not multi-threading. Details of this technology are obscure at this stage, but such a feature is a must for a heavily multi-core CPU especially since it has become a standard for Intel’s CPUs.

A 3.2 GHz X6 variant seems likely in the future. If AMD chooses to release a 140W CPU – like it’s previous top range Phenom II X4 CPUs – we can perhaps even go as high as 3.4 GHz with a future stepping. Clearly, Thuban is more power efficient than the quad-core Deneb it is based on.

The Phenom II X6 CPUs will of course be in a different league from Intel’s Core i7 980X. However, the Phenom II X6 products might just a great alternative to Intel’s Core i5/i7 quad cores, especially for users who use multi-threaded applications extensively.

The first three Phenom II X6 CPUs are expected to hit retail towards the end of April.

Reference: TechConnect Magazine