The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor is the new Flagship Processor from AMD. For the most part, it easily sailed past our previous Phenom II X6 processors with relative ease. Priced at $265.00 it’s no slouch in that department either. It’s fair to say though, it is priced much more competitive and reasonable than the bottom end hex-core from Intel the Core I7 970 which is retailing for $879.99. That price comparison makes the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor a much more attractive option.
If you aren’t looking to squeeze every last megahertz out of the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor, you can pair it with a solid little board like the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H which retails for as little as $99.32. Not to mention the fact that for a microATX motherboard the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H turned out to have some solid overclocking ability. Though if you are planning on going “balls to the wall” to get the most “free” performance out of the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor via some overclocking. A mATX motherboard may not suit you, and you may want to pick up a board like the MSI 890GXA-GD70 we used today that is based around the AMD 890FX chipset. No matter which board you choose, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor will feel right at home.
All in all, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T is a great chip. Out of the box it does a great job, once you start pushing it above and beyond stock speeds is when the fun starts to happen. In order to hit 4.2GHz with the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition all we had to do was increase the multiplier to x21 and bump up the core voltage a few notches. 4.3Ghz was nearly as simple. Though I will admit that I am a bit on the rusty side when it comes to black edition processors. Given a little more time and work I am certain that the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor has more to offer!
Legit Bottom Line: If you are looking to build a hex-core sysem that will run all the latest heavily threaded applications, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor will easily run anything you can throw at it!