AMD 1090T Six Core Review

Everest, Sandra and PC Mark

AMD 1095T Hex  Core Review

For our testing we're going to compare the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T against the two most likely rivals. Firstly the previous top dog from the AMD stable, the Phenom II 965BE, and the equally priced offering from Intel, the i7 930. We will be running all three processors at stock and at around the 4GHz mark too.

Obviously the 965BE has 4 cores, the i7 930 has four cores with HyperThreading and the X6 1090T has six cores, so the results will vary in processor core-heavy applications.

Lavalys Everest Ultimate

We have a few interesting results from Everest. Primarily in heavy CPU applications the 965BE is outclassed by some margin. However the zLib test provides a very surprising result, and hopefully the first of many. Despite zLib compression being a hyper-threaded test, the 1090T spanked the 930. Six genuine cores obviously trounce 4 pretend ones.


Sisoft Sandra

Sandra nicely backs up the results we saw from Everest, with the 1090T in stock form in third place, the overclocked i7 930 in second and the overclocked 1090T in a healthy lead.

Impressive stuff indeed from AMD.


PC Mark Vantage

The PC Mark Vantage test is primarily one that rewards immense clock speeds, and the graphs here reflect this. The major winner is the i7 930 but this is primarily because the tri-channel RAM setup allows for far greater bandwidth, which is rewarded within the tests.

Despite the handicap of dual-channel RAM the 1090T still holds up it's end of the deal, especially in overclocked trim.


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Most Recent Comments

26-04-2010, 23:46:03

Great Review Guys 16 Minutes to go 8)Quote

27-04-2010, 00:19:06

I Hunta x
All i can say is wow to the warhead benchmark.

Well I think im set on what to upgrade to for my collage media course next year, 1090t (Unless the new 32nm AMD Quadys kick major ass) + 5870 + Crosshair IV Formula/Extreme (Mabey, waiting to see the other new chipset boards) + undecided ram .

Just 1 quick Q.

What were the load temps at the test settings??Quote

27-04-2010, 01:22:45

Set as well and wow...was not expecting it to be this good, Thunderbird 2 is go!

Just wondering if the extreme has that load line calibration issue and if the extreme has a large edge in the overclocking department over the formula.

Same question as poster above. Quote

27-04-2010, 01:40:45

argh, did say last night that i didnt want one ánd i was gonna wait for bulldozer, now im not sure:-DQuote

27-04-2010, 02:28:17

Wowzers, really nice review.

Having read some of the other major reviews I was going to steer clear. but now im not too sure.

Your numbers seem quite different (in games) to some of the other review sites... any idea why?Quote

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