The performance gains of the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T over the earlier Phenom II X6 1055T haven’t exactly been mind blowing. Though, for the most part they have been consistent. With that being said, this isn’t a processor that I would upgrade to if I was already running the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. If I were in the market for a ground up build or an upgrade from a dual or quad core, the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T would definitely be on my short list of parts.
The AMD Phenom II X6 1075T may not be the fastest processor out there, but it gets the job done and it gets it done well. With the rumors of the new AMD Phenom II X6 1100T processor coming soon, AMD has lowered the price to only $199.99. This could mean that the Phenom II X6 1075T may just offer the best bang for the buck right now. For example, if you were to pair the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T with a board like the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H (which turned out to be a beastly little board for the money) and you will have yourself a great base for a solid system. To putting the icing on the cake, you are able to purchase these components for the cost of the current entry level Socket 1366 processor.
While some may believe that a six core processor like the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is still a bit excessive, I would have to disagree at least in part. If you aren’t someone who upgrades systems every 6-months to a year, a high end quad core like the AMD Phenom II X4 970 may be unable to current applications well in 2 years. In the near future many more applications may start to take advantage of having more cores. You could consider the investment in a hex-core processor like the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T future proofing. If there is such a thing in computers. Of course there is a back-up plan if my speculation is way off base. The AMD Phenom II X6 1075 is turbo enabled, meaning that three of the six cores will run at 3.5GHz in lightly threaded applications. 3.5GHz just happens to be the same speed that the fastest AMD quad core operates at. Coincidence, maybe
Priced at only $199.99 the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T is a great processor for the money. Like all of the AMD retail processors the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T is backed by a three year warranty, this will give you piece of mind that your shiny new processor will last and give you hours of endless enjoyment whether it’s gaming or that four letter word that starts with w and ends with ork!
Legit Bottom Line: Whether you are building a new system or upgrading to a faster processor the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T should be a serious contender on your short list. It offers great performance on lightly threaded applications and excelled at heavily threaded applications thanks to having a true six core design.