Following the first rumours of AMD Phenom II X6 prices, Norwegian site MicroPlex have leaked very similar news. MicroPlex, have also listed two products – The AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and the 1090T BE, clocking in at 2.8 GHz and 3.2 GHz. However, the new bit of information are the Turbo clock speeds.

The 1055T has a “Turbo Core” of 3.3 GHz, whereas the 1090T BE is 3.6 GHz. Details of AMD’s turbo boost technology is yet unknown, but we have the clock speeds. The “Turbo Core” nomenclature suggests that a single core (of the six) clocks up to this speed – or perhaps even remains clocked at this speed.

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Following the first
rumours
of AMD Phenom II X6 prices, Norwegian site MicroPlex have
leaked very similar news. MicroPlex, have also listed two products – The
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and the 1090T BE, clocking in at 2.8 GHz and 3.2
GHz. However, the new bit of information are the Turbo clock speeds.

The 1055T has a “Turbo Core” of 3.3 GHz, whereas the 1090T BE is 3.6
GHz. Details of AMD’s turbo boost technology is yet unknown, but we have
the clock speeds. The “Turbo Core” nomenclature suggests that a single
core clocks up to this speed – or perhaps even remains clocked at this
speed.

As we know, European prices are a tad bit higher. So, in context, $199 for the 1055T and $299 for the 1090T BE are the rumoured prices from both sources. There is no doubt that this is rather aggressive pricing for a 6-core product. Whether the Phenom II X6 CPUs will be competitive against Intel’s Core i5/i7 will largely depend on the application’s multi-threadability. There’s no doubt that the four core/thread 2.66 GHz Core i5 750 will fall behind the six cores of 1055T in applications designed to max out all six cores. At the same time, we can expect the Core i5 to be faster in applications that only use 2 or 4 cores (such as gaming) thanks to a second generation turbo boost and much higher performance per clock.

The Phenom II X6 products are set to release in one month’s time. The originally rumoured 1035T and 1075T are still nowhere to be seen. In fact, the 1090T BE was only expected for a later release. Surprisingly, the 1090T with its six cores at 3.2 GHz (and one possibly at 3.6 GHz at least momentarily) remains at 125W TDP. Considering the 3.4 GHz Phenom II X4 quad-core is at the same TDP (and in fact originally released at 140W), this is a remarkable achievement from AMD, if these rumours turn out to be true, of course.

Reference: Microplex