AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
Some things never change. Much like how the pope continues his war on secularism or how the stabilisation of Iraq/Afghanistan remains as “work in progress”, AMD and Intel’s cat and mouse game continues yet again.
Two to three years is a little too long to wait for a new range of processors to arrive. As we all know, manufacturers such as AMD and Intel try to keep their products fresh by tweaking existing models and releasing new models every now and then. Small price drops, mild frequency increases go a long way towards maintaining consumer interest and preventing the market from getting a little too stagnant.
Recently Intel refreshed their range of processors, by replacing the Core i7 930 with the (previously) more expensive i7 950 and throwing out an updating quad core for the mid range segment; the Core i5 760. Of course this made AMD's lineup a little less appealing. As such, it was only a matter of time that the team dressed in green returned with something new. Aside a couple of price drops and the introduction of a new Dual Core Phenom II, AMD decided to take a pot shot at the Core i5 760/Core i7 860 price segment with a new Hex Core model. That's right folks, today we will be reviewing the Phenom II X6 1075T.
|AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ||AMD Phenom II X6 1075T||AMD Phenom II X6 1090T|
|Core Frequency ||2800MHz||3000MHz||3200MHz|
|Turbo Frequency ||3300MHz||3500MHz||3600MHz|
|IMC Frequency ||2000MHz||2000MHz||2000MHz|
|Multiplier Unlocked ||Downwards Only||Downwards Only||Yes|
|Current Price ||£158||Estimated ~£185||£215|
So in a nutshell, the 1075T has bridged the gap between the 1055T and 1090T BE. But does it represent good value? Let's find out.