2.7GHz Phenom II X6 said to be in the works

Longing for a quicker member of AMD’s Phenom II X6 family? Don’t hold your breath, says Fudzilla—the existing Phenom II X6 1090T will reportedly remain AMD’s top of the line until "at least" the first quarter of next year. In the same news post, Fudzilla reports that a new low-end model will see the light of day late this quarter: the Phenom II X6 1045T.

Word is that the 1045T will run at 2.7GHz with a 3.2GHz Turbo Core speed, 9MB of total cache, and a 95W thermal envelope. We’re not talking about much of a step down from the existing Phenom II X6 1055T, then, since AMD clocks that chip at 2.8GHz, or 3.3GHz when Turbo Core kicks in. The 1055T does have a higher 125W TDP, though.

One detail is missing from the Fudzilla story. AMD already offers a 2.6GHz Phenom II X6 1035T, but that part seems confined to pre-built PCs. (Newegg sells a couple from HP and Gateway.) The 1045T may or may not suffer the same fate. If this report is accurate, we won’t find out for sure until September.

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    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    “2.7GHz Phenom II X6 said to be in the works”

    This title made me smirk. So they’re hard at work making the Phenom II X6 slower? Must be tough. 🙂

    • jdaven
    • 9 years ago

    I just went to Newegg and priced a Phenom II X6 1090T and a Radeon 5970.

    The price $995.98.

    I also looked at Intel Core i7-980X. The price is $999.99.

    I just can’t help but think that you would be crazy to buy a single Intel processor (crazy fast granted) over the fastest graphics card on the market and another 6 core processor for the same price.

      • Skrying
      • 9 years ago

      Sure, but no one buys the very fastest Intel CPU. You can pull off a Core i7 with virtually identical performance and the HD5970 that’s faster than the pure AMD rig.

    • bdwilcox
    • 9 years ago

    Women will avoid this chip since none are “Longing for a quicker member”…

      • elmopuddy
      • 9 years ago

      Epic! I lol’d

    • pogsnet
    • 9 years ago
    • wira020
    • 9 years ago

    A Black Edition maybe?..

    Wow, the Gateway desktop only use 300w psu powering the 6core cpu and a radeon 5750 gpu..

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 9 years ago

      That probably says something about enthusiasts, the PSU’s they buy, and economics.

    • LawrenceofArabia
    • 9 years ago

    I expect an excellent budget overclocker assuming this that same excellent thuban silicon

    • snakyjake
    • 9 years ago

    What’s going to be the benefit of 95W vs 125W. From my understanding, it’s only a watt benefit when running full load. My home machine doesn’t run full load very often, so I’m not seeing the watt benefit. I believe idle wattage will be about the same, and running efficiently.

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      You’re right. TDP is blown completely out of proportion and outright misused. It’s not even a significant difference in full load power (which doesn’t really happen to begin with) in most cases, but a very, very, very generalized level of heat output based on minor differences in “voltage tiers” within a family of processors. There’s only a fraction of 0.1v difference between 95w and 125w Phenom IIs, and that’s just at maximum voltage. It can vary close to as much between different chips of the same rating. This is a good example:

      §[<http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1054-page3.html<]§ The 610e and X4 910e are likely only a few watts lower at idle because they're a newer stepping than the others and a bit less leaky. As you can see, the 910e doesn't even run lower voltage at idle, and the difference for the 610e is negligible, so that's not very likely to be contributing. You could just buy a cheaper normal chip of the same stepping, change it to the settings of the "e" models, and you'd get the vast majority of any power savings, if not identical, at a lower price.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    mid-low range i5s and i3s just don’t appeal after hearing that intel may ditch most of its current 3 socket types for the next revision.

    amd has done a far better job of supporting its sockets and consumers investments.

      • kiwik
      • 9 years ago

      Always someone to troll about the socket change. Look back in 2006, socket 939 had the worst EOL of any sockets.

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      Did you comment on the wrong article…?

      I didn’t see any mention of i3/i5 or any sockets anywhere.

      And just to rain on your parade: good luck squeezing in any of the AMD Fusion chips into your current platform.

        • OneArmedScissor
        • 9 years ago

        Good luck finding a reason to switch from a Phenom II to a 32nm Athlon II. That’s the best you’re going to get from a “Fusion” CPU through 2012.

          • NeelyCam
          • 9 years ago

          Fair point.

          Doesn’t it seem like there is no point in upgrading anymore, as long as you have a system less than two years old?

          That’s for desktop systems, though – two-year-old laptops tend to suck compared to today’s offerings.

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 9 years ago

            I don’t think it seems like it. I think it’s just the truth. :p

            Even affordable laptops are quickly reaching a point where they’ll handle just about about anything you ask of them. 28nm graphics cards will likely be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and makes desktops look very silly.

            What aggravates me is that there’s plenty of obvious room for improvement in desktop power/heat/noise and laptop battery life, but there’s a middle man somewhere in the manufacturing process that does not seem to care.

            • wira020
            • 9 years ago

            Lol, you’re right… I hope 2011 is the year when i can build a quiet but powerful gaming system in m-ATX form..

            • pedro
            • 9 years ago

            It’ll also be the Year of Linux on the Desktop from what I’ve been told.

            • Skrying
            • 9 years ago

            Huh? You can already do that. Hell, you can do that in mITX. Check out Silverstone’s SG07 or Lan-Gear’s upcoming mITX case. Both of which are designed to fit the longest cards on the market.

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