Norwegian Phenom II X6 listings quote 'Turbo' speeds


— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2010

Those leaked Thuban details we told you about yesterday are gaining credibility. We now see Norwegian online retailer Microplex has put up listings for the same two six-core processors—the Phenom II X6 1055T and Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition—and both specifications and pricing appear to check out.

The Norwegian e-tailer does mention one additional detail. Rather than quoting a single clock speed per CPU, these latest listings display additional "Turbo" speeds of 3.3GHz (up from 2.8GHz) for the 1055T and 3.6GHz (up from 3.2GHz) for the 1090T. We can probably take that as confirmation of last month's rumors, which said AMD had implemented a core "overclocking" scheme similar to Intel's Turbo Boost.

Otherwise, Microplex charges 1,595 NOK for the Phenom II X6 1055T and 2,295 NOK for its faster sibling. Those prices might seem a tad high after a straight currency conversion, but remember—everything just plain costs more in Europe. Since the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition sells for 1,425 NOK from the same e-tailer, we can work out that the six-core Phenom IIs cost about 12% and 61% more, respectively. Carry those numbers across the Atlantic to Newegg's list price of $183.99 for the X4 965, and we get $206 for the Phenom II X6 1055T and $296 for the 1090T.

As you might recall, the Bahrain-based vendor we wrote about yesterday quoted official prices of $199 and $295. So, we're looking at a pretty close match. The Norwegian site even talks of the same 9MB of L3 cache and 125W thermal envelopes for both offerings. All we're missing now is a firm release date; Microplex only quotes March 25 as an "unconfirmed" delivery day.

   
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