The Phenom II X6 1055T is our pick of the two, providing excellent multi-tasking performance for a reasonable outlay, and the chip is about to become even sweeter to the hordes of enthusiasts as AMD releases it in a lower-power version.
Japanese site Akiba has snapped pictures of the Phenom II X6 1055T. What's new here is that it ships with a 95W TDP, compared to the 125W TDP for most European stock. A lower TDP is better for the obvious reason that it consumes less power when under full load, and given that AMD has been able to hit the same 2.8GHz with a 24 percent reduction in power, the chip should also overclock like a champ, too.
Other than a reduction in power, the new chip is otherwise identical to the 125W model presented on retailers' catalogues. Interestingly, AMD doesn't list the 125W model now, so we can infer that 95W chip - HDT55TWFK6DGR (tray) and HDT55TWFGRBOX (retail) - will begin proliferating through etailers in the coming days.
Tempted by a 95W 1055T for £160? Be sure to look out for the codes, as the 125W retail-box's code is HDT55TFBGRBOX.
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