AMD 1090T Six Core Review
*Please note that our gaming tests are 1920x1200, maximum in game settings with 8xMSAA.
3D Mark Vantage
Following on from our PC Mark Vantage results, the other major player from the Futuremark stable is equally happier with Clock Speed grunt rather than pure cores. Our P-Score graph is handily split with the overclocked variants of the three processors on test easily winning out, the edge just going to the i7 930 this time.
For the gaming tests we'll concentrate on the i7 930 vs the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T.
Need For Speed Shift
Wow, look at that. NFS Shift definitely loves the combination of the Radeon HD5870 and the X6 1090T. An advantage of 15FPS average is enormous in anyones books.
15 FPS average in Need For Speed Shift not good enough for you? The overclocked 1090T has a 23FPS advantage in Dirt 2 with even the stock clocked one absolutely spanking our 4GHz 930.
Crysis Warhead responds as it always does to "the more the merrier". The major shock is that our average framerate shoes the overclocked i7 930 just edging ahead, yet the 1090T has triple the minimum framerate.
Despite what the graph shows the 1090T was a vastly smoother experience. That's why we log the data, but personal opinion says otherwise.