AMD 1090T Six Core Review
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Up Close
Firstly let's take a look at the processor itself. Not the worlds most interesting thing as it looks like pretty much any other AMD processor. Which is a good thing because, as we said before it allows you to just drop it into your current motherboard and use your current cooler.
You can see the die on the right here. We have each of the six full cores along with 512KB of L2 cache per core. Below this is 6MB of L3 cache which should help keep the processor running flat out as much as possible.
These feed into the System Request Interface and then the Crossbar Switch.
Finally the data is moved to the Memory and the HyperTransport technology link.
The memory when run at DDR3-1333 provides nearly 13GB/s of bandwidth and the HyperTransport link can give up to 19.2GB/s of peak bandwidth per processor.
The rest of the important information is :
64KB Instruction + 64KB Data L1 cache per core.
45nm SOI technology
AMD Balanced Smart Cache
AMD Dedicated Multi-cache
AMD Virtualization Technology
AMD PowerNow 3.0 Technology
AMD Dynamic Power Management
AMD CoolCore Technology
Multi-Pount Thermal Control
And of course the aforementioned AMD Turbo CORE Technology.
Before we move on to the testing, here are two slides from AMD that hopefully explain some of the finer details.
So far all the numbers are certainly there for this processor to definitely earn the flagship title.