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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU review

by Tarinder Sandhu on 8 December 2010, 09:21 4.0

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Hardware

CPU  Phenom II X6 1100T BE  Phenom II X6 1090T  Phenom II X6 1075T  Phenom II X6 1055  Phenom II X4 970 BE  Athlon II X4 635  Core i7 980X EE  Core i7 950 Core i7 930 Core i7 870 Core i5 760 Core i5 661
Price £199 £184 £157 £149/135 £146 £70 £727 £232 £211 £222 £140 £161
Frequency 3.30GHz 3.20GHz 3.00GHz 2.80GHz 3.40GHz
2.90GHz 3.33GHz
3.06GHz 2.80GHz 2.93GHz 2.66GHz 3.33GHz
Max turbo frequency 3.70GHz 3.60GHz 3.50GHz 3.30GHz N/A N/A 3.60GHz 3.33GHz 3.06GHz 3.60GHz 3.20GHz 3.60GHz
Cache 3MB L2
 6MB L3
3MB L2
 6MB L3
3MB L2
 6MB L3
3MB L2
 6MB L3
2MB L2
 6MB L3
2MB L2 1.5MB L2, 12MB L3 1MB L2
 8MB L3
1MB L2
 8MB L3
1MB L2
 8MB L3
1MB L2
8MB L3
0.5MB L2
 4MB L3
Cores/threads 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/6 4/4 4/4 6/12 6/12 4/8 4/8 4/4 2/4
Process 45nm 45nm 45nm 45nm 45nm 45nm 32nm 32nm 45nm 45nm 45nm 32nm
Form factor AM3 AM3 AM3 AM3 AM3 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1156 LGA1156 LGA1156
TDP 125W 125W 125W 95W 125W  95W 130W 130W 130W 95W 95W 87W
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair IV Formula (890FX) ASUS P6X58D Premium  (X58)
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H (H55)
BIOS revision 0905 (22/06/10) 0808 (09/04/2010)
F7 (12/02/2010)
Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) Corsair DDR3-1,600 6GB (3 x 2GB) Corsair DDR3-1,600 4GB (2 x 2GB) Corsair DDR3-1,600
Memory timings and speed 9-9-9-24-1T @ DDR3-1,600 9-9-9-24 1T @ DDR3 1,600 9-9-9-24 2T @ DDR3 1,333
Graphics card Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1,024MB
Graphics driver Catalyst 10.10
Disk drive Corsair Nova V128 120GB
Operating system Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
PSU Corsair HX1000W

Software

Benchmarks

HEXUS.PiFast to 10m places
CINEBENCH R11.5 multi-CPU, 64-bit
POV-ray 3.7.0 beta 35a
wPrime v2.03
x264 HD v3.0 media-encoding benchmark - second pass noted
7zip v4.65 built-in file-compression benchmark

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 1,680x1,050 - 4xAA, max quality 

Power-consumption tests - idle and 2D load (wPrime load)
Overclocking tests - 1100T only


Testing notes

12 chips - six from AMD and six from Intel. Stop reading this and head on over to the benchmarks on the following pages!