AMD Phenom II X6 1075T

Testbed & Overclocking

Testbed

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.00GHz Processor
Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard
Corsair Dominator GT 4GB 2000mhz
ATi Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Corsair AX1200w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Overclocking

Today, many of AMD's mid range processors wear the Black Edition badge, but sadly the 1075T does not. However, with its higher (than 1055T) multiplier, is a fully unlocked multiplier range necessary?

In our case, not really. Armed with our trusty Crosshair IV we steadily worked our way upwards with a variety of different CPU Multi and Base HTT combinations.

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition     AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition

On the way we were able to obtain very respectable memory frequencies with the 1075T's IMC. Our sample pushed our RAM to 1920MHz, which is quite impressive for Phenom II. While we were at it, we also tried to push base HTT and IMC frequencies for all they were worth, reaching a maximum of 3100MHz.

While high overall HTT frequencies aren't all that important, I would very much like to stress how imperative it is to ramp up NB (IMC) frequencies as you overclock your Phenom II processor. It has a significant impact on memory bandwidth and often translates to performance differences in real life applications.

I know I'm beginning to digress so I'll get to the point. Having played with Max HTT/NB/Memory, we then went on to determine the maximum processor frequency of 4200MHz (300 x 14). Sadly this wasn't quite as stable as we hoped, but after some further refinement we found ourselves at an impressive (and honest) 4.075GHz overclock; just over 1GHz over its default frequency.

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition     AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition

As you can see, this was achieved without pushing over the (warm) 1.50V mark. If you are the sort of person that thinks that stability tests such as OCCT, LinX, Prime95 are excessive, then perhaps our maximum frequency could be achieved with a lower voltage, but we would rather do things the proper way.

If we could assert that all 1075T's could overclock in the region of 4.10GHz (like this one), then in our eyes there is little reason to invest extra funds towards the range topping 1090T.

With a stable overclock determined, it is now time to get testing.

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Most Recent Comments

21-09-2010, 07:19:10

tinytomlogan
What's that, another fully unlocked hex core? We simply had to take a look at this...

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21-09-2010, 07:38:28

Diablo
Great review as always guys. What cooler did you use for this, and what were the temperatures like?

21-09-2010, 08:15:35

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diablo View Post

Great review as always guys. What cooler did you use for this, and what were the temperatures like?
I was talking to Mul about this the other night, was the classic is it really that cool? AMD style chip. Load was mid 40's on a SilenX cooler youll be seeing reviewed soon.

21-09-2010, 11:27:08

silenthill
Same old Phenom, it has to be overclocked to its max so it can compete with default core i7s when are AMD going to come up with something that has a triple channel controller and can give you the huge memory bandwidth that the core i7s have otherwise AMD are just wasting their time and will remain the underdog of the cpu market.

21-09-2010, 12:50:10

Diablo
They remain relatively competative in a more budget concious world. For example a consumer wanting decent bandwidth for their PCIe interfaces, and a reasonable performance is probably going to go for a 1055/1075T, a CHIV, for about 320-340. A decent i7 board is going to run 200+, plus an i7 950 which is 220 ish.

I agree that they desperately need to update the K10 architecture (I'm pretty sure Helen of Troy had one). But for massively multithreaded programs, the AMD is still a smart buy.

21-09-2010, 19:06:59

Seraphim401
*WTF!This is not a BE cpu!*

21-09-2010, 19:22:41

AMDFTW
black edition it means it has a unlocked multi for easyer overclocking

22-09-2010, 17:40:17

Seraphim401
*Good,you corrected *the mistake.Thanks.
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