The first benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming Phenom II X6 processors have been leaked on Coolaler’s forums. There aren’t very many formal benchmarks of real world applications, but it does give an idea as to where the Phenom II X6 processors are heading performance-wise.

As we know, the Phenom II X6′s six cores means it is going to be a force to reckon with in multi-threaded applications. However, plenty of applications out there are still restricted to using two to four threads – such as several games. In these applications, the Core i7 quad core products are likely to end up faster.

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The first benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming Phenom II X6 processors have been
leaked on Coolaler’s forums. There aren’t very many formal benchmarks
of real world applications, but it does give an idea as to where the
Phenom II X6 processors are heading performance-wise.

As we know, the Phenom II X6′s six cores means it is going to be a force
to reckon with in multi-threaded applications. However, plenty of
applications out there are still restricted to using two to four threads
– such as several games. In these applications, the Core i7 quad core
products are likely to end up faster.

You can see the benchmarks for yourself here. The general feeling is that the Phenom II X6 1090T is going to outperform the similarly priced Core i7 860 in multi-threaded applications, whereas the 960 will beat the 1090T in less threaded applications. So, the choice depends on what applications you use most. If it is things like video editing, which are multi-threading friendly, the Phenom II X6 CPUs are likely to prove to be exceptional value for money. However, we can’t see any gamers adopting the Phenom II X6 CPUs over Intel’s Core i5/i7 line-up. The Core i5 750 vs. Phenom II X6 1035T will end up being an interesting battle at the $200 sweet spot.

Reference: SemiAccurate