AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Review

Crysis Warhead, HAWX2 & Metro2033

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions.

The results are largely even, however the overclocked 1100T Black Edition and i7 950 hold a small advantage over the reference speed 1090T and 1100T. That said, the difference in frame rate is far from noticeable.

HAWX2

Tom Clancy's HAWX2 is an action oriented flight game, which was released around the same time as the Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards. How appropriate.

We see a slight change in the theme of results, where the 1090T and i7 950 perform identically, while the 1100T BE, both stock and overclocked hold a fractional lead. In practice, the difference in results mean very little however.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033, is another popular game we were curious to see if a 900MHz boost in core frequency would push those framerates out of the gutter.

Metro2033 shows somewhat "like for like" average framerates across the board although the i7 950 seems to have fallen behind slightly.

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Most Recent Comments

07-12-2010, 01:24:12

tinytomlogan
Thought that AMD had ran out of numbers for their Hex Core flagships? Think again...

Continue Reading

07-12-2010, 04:25:24

Stromatolites
Someone hasnt slept tonight I take it, posting this at half six. Must be up with something green....

Like the review mate, shame really that the AMD offering is still trumped by the 950.

07-12-2010, 19:23:31

Delusion77
Im still waiting to see bulldozer(more specifically Zambezi/Orochi due to launch next year) and bobcat(ontario the netbook/tablet APU). those are 2 things from AMD im looking forward to. Competition to the i7 9xx series and Atom combo. Im not really interested in the middle of the range Llano as it is still athlonII based

17-12-2010, 14:30:42

loonyface
I can understand buying an X6 for rendering and stuff, but from what ive heard 6 cores doesn't improve gaming performance because most games are set up for 4 cores?

im probably misinformed.

17-12-2010, 14:47:01

Aurus_OC
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Originally Posted by loonyface View Post

I can understand buying an X6 for rendering and stuff, but from what ive heard 6 cores doesn't improve gaming performance because most games are set up for 4 cores?

im probably misinformed.
Nope you are totally right

For most newer games even an i3 540 will do the job perfectly fine. It's the GPU that counts most in games. Talking applications that really take advantages of a great CPU, well you have a different story there.
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