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AMD has traditionally priced its CPUs with value in mind and with the six core Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (BE), it's the same story. Whereas it costs a mere US $270, Intel's top-end six core CPU the Core i7 980X Extreme Edition sells for a dizzying $999. The 1100T Black Edition is similar to older Phenoms in terms of architecture and design; it is built using a 45nm process, sports a ‘Turbo Core' frequency and uses the AM3 CPU socket. The 1100T has its six cores clocked at 3.3GHz each and with Turbo Core engaged, the CPU runs at 3.7GHz.We first ran our Cinebench 10 multi-CPU test and wound up with a result of 18,894 and a time of 46 seconds. On the flip side, Intel's 980X required just 31 seconds and scored 27,691. Moving to our POY Ray benchmark the 1100T took 15 minutes and 51 seconds to complete the benchmark, whereas the 980X got the job done in 10 minutes and 25 seconds. Moving to gaming the Phenom II lagged behind again but as with the previous results, the Black Edition is far from slow. The CPU managed a Street Fighter IV framerate of 243.28fps running at 1,024 x 768 pixels with all the details set to high. The 980X in comparison produced a figure of 398.67fps.
This new hex-core chip is symptomatic of AMD's current predicament: that its most expensive PC processors sell for barely one-third the price of Intel's. And that's not a situation the new AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition is going to change – despite the fact that it's officially AMD's fastest and most expensive chip. With a retail sticker around £215, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition is priced on a par with the very cheapest of Intel's Core i7 processors such as the Intel Core i7 870. Nevertheless, it serves up six execution cores to the 870's four. Six-core Intel CPUs are far more expensive, starting around £700. Then again, Intel's cores do much more work per cycle. Until it releases the long awaited Bulldozer CPU architecture, AMD needs to sell more cores for less cash. In the meantime, this revised six-core Phenom II X6 raises AMD's game incrementally with an increase in clockspeed from 3.2GHz to 3.3GHz. For the most part, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition is not a new processor. It's based on AMD's increasingly familiar six-core Thuban die, a chip that can trace its roots directly back to the AMD Hammer CPU architecture first seen in 2003.
AMD has certainly been making waves of late; their announcement of the Fusion architecture is certainly a shot across Intel’s bow. The higher end equivalent, code-named Bulldozer, promises to make significant strides forward on the high end. All of that is somewhere down the line, though. AMD has to get their New York fab on line before the new Fusion and Bulldozer chips can be made; both are based on a 32nm SOI process, rather than the Athlon II’s and Phenom II’s 45nm design. For now, AMD is wringing every last drop of performance out of the current AM3 architecture, offering frequent speed bumps and price drops as they introduce CPUs that grow ever closer to the theoretical ideal of the Thuban design. To that end, today we’re taking a look at the latest and greatest from AMD’s Dresden fab, the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. So, what we’re seeing here is about what you’d expect: specs identical to the 1090T save the clock speed, which has been bumped up a bit.
With Christmas right around the corner, we're sure many of you will be treating yourselves to a new computer. Realizing that, AMD is doing its best to tempt you with a shiny new hexacore CPU with today's release of the Phenom II X6 1100T, their new six-core flagship processor. In true AMD fashion, the company has priced its latest entry at a very reasonable $265. That's the same rate as the older Phenom II X6 1090T, which has been lowered to $230 to make room for the new 1100T model. While today's review is focusing on the launch of the new Phenom II X6 1100T, which brings a mere 100MHz speed bump, we suspect most of you will be more excited about the prospect of a six-core Black Edition processor for a little over $200. After all, the new 1100T is only clocked 3% higher than the 1090T, while both feature fully unlocked clock multipliers, essentially making them one in the same. The Phenom II X6 1090T was the only unlocked hexa-core processor in AMDs arsenal, as the 1055T and 1075T both feature fixed clock multipliers making them less effective overclockers.
One thing I love in the CPU world is when a manufacturer makes improvements to currently existing chips, resulting in speed bumps. This is good for two reasons; one, it keeps prices competitive between manufacturers and drives down prices of previously top end hardware, and two, it gives us a new faster toy to play with. AMD is one of the companies that always brings us the latest and greatest with its tweaks, which allow us to have a wide range of processors to pick from no matter what category you decide on. The AMD Hexa Core series has not been out for that long and there is already a growing list of processors to choose from. Now AMD has done some more tweaking and produced the latest and fastest processor in the six-core line up, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T. The 1100T is clocked at 3.3GHz stock with a Turbo Core speed of 3.7GHz. Other than the speed increases, the 1100T is just like its younger brother, the 1090T — it carries the same physical specs, such as the 6MB L3 cache, Socket AM3 support, and even the ability to be paired with a motherboard using DDR2 or DDR3 memory. If you are as stoked as I am to see what this baby has to offer, then let's dive right in and get started.
We have been hearing a lot from AMD over the last few months regarding the slew of new processors and Fusion APUs slated to arrive next year. With all of the news regarding Zacate, Ontario, Bobcat, Bulldozer, and Llano, et al, that has hit recently, you'd think work on the current generation of products had ceased, but that is not the case. Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it's line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the 1090T it will be supplanting at the top of AMD's line-up and its \"Black Edition” moniker denotes an unlocked chip for more flexible overclocking. We been playing with one of AMD's new Phenom II X5 1100T Black Edition processors for a little while now and have a full performance profile laid out on the pages ahead. Take a moment to peruse the full set of specifications below and then strap in as we take a spin with AMD's fastest desktop processor to date... The Phenom II X6 1100T In All Its Glory... AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition, Top and Bottom.
AMD has once again updated their current processor line up. In September 2010, AMD released the six-corePhenom II X6 1075T, 1055T, and Phenom II X4 970 BE (the fastest quad core Phenom so far) based on the K10 microarchitecture. We did not expect AMD to release any faster six-core Phenom processors, but we were quickly proven wrong. Today, AMD has released the fastest six-core processor based on the Thuban core: the Phenom II X6 1100T BE clocked at 3.3 GHz, which will take the helm as the company's flagship processor. This is probably the last processor update based on the K10 microarchitecture that we first saw back in 2007. The K10 has gone through a die shrink, been supplemented with DDR3 memory support, and has been packed with extra cores, but the underlying technology has not changed much since 2007. Next year, we will see a brand new microarchitecture from AMD codenamed Bulldozer. Until then, the Phenom X6 1100T will take the lead. Like its flagship predecessor Phenom II X6 1090T, the 1100T is a Black Edition, meaning it has an unlocked multiplier, allowing for greater overclocking headroom.