Following few price leaks in Asia and Europe, AMD’s upcoming Phenom II X6 has been listed in well-known North American e-tailer Provantage, as well as Howard Computers. The two launch CPUs are the 1090T BE and the 1055T, clocked at 3.2 GHz and 2.8 GHz respectively.

Provantage lists the 1090T at $319, a tad above the expected $300 price point. Curiously, a typo marks Phenom as “Phenon”. Howard Computers lists both the 1090T and the 1055T. They price the 1090T at a much higher $340, whereas the 1055T comes in at a more reasonable $240, but still higher than expected.

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Following few price leaks in Asia and Europe, AMD’s upcoming Phenom II
X6 has been listed in well-known North American e-tailer Provantage, as
well as Howard Computers. The two launch CPUs are the 1090T BE and the
1055T, clocked at 3.2 GHz and 2.8 GHz respectively.

Provantage lists the 1090T at $319, a tad above the expected $300 price
point. Curiously, a typo marks Phenom as “Phenon”. Howard Computers
lists both the 1090T and the 1055T. They price the 1090T at a much
higher $340, whereas the 1055T comes in at a more reasonable $240, but
still higher than expected.

With the release over a week away, these prices have to be taken as early leaks. Even then, it is clear AMD is going on the offensive with the pricing. That said, we don’t expect the six-core CPUs to be an attractive option to everyone. But to those who use multi-threaded applications, there’s no doubt the Phenom II X6 will be a formidable alternative to the stellar Core i5/i7 Lynnfield CPUS. However, for most applications, it is unlikely to be of much benefit over a quad core.

The 1055T and the 1090T BE will be followed by a 1035T and finally, a 1075T, in the short term.

Reference: PCWorld