Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review
|Product:||Phenom II X6 1090T Processor|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 26, 2010 - 06:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Phenom II X6 1090T CPU-Z
CPU-Z 1.54 shows that the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor has 512KB L2
cache per core and 6MB shared L3 cache. This adds up to the entire processor having 9MB of cache (L2+L3) available to it, which is slightly more than the Core i7 quad-core processors as they have 8MB cache. The Intel 980X six-core processor has 12MB cache though, which trumps all desktop processors on the market today.
The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor has an 16x multiplier with a 200MHz reference clock, but features low power states and turbo CORE mode. This means that the core clock frequency and base clock will rise up and down all by itself, depending on the workload. This is a brand new feature to AMD processors! The screen shot above shows the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor at an idle state. You can see the multiplier dropped down to 4x and the core speed or overall clock frequency is just 800 MHz.
When the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor was running at full load the
multiplier jumped up to 16 and the overall clock frequency is now 3.21GHz, as you can see from the screen shot above. This is what happens when a heavy load is on at least four or more threads.
When the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor is under a light load on just three or fewer cores the multiplier jumps up to 18 for an overall clock frequency of 3.6GHz. This is how AMD Turbo CORE technology works. It's not as complicated or efficient as Intel's Turbo method, but it works and is certainly better than not having it!
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - AMD Phenom II X6 Processors Arrive
Page 2 - AMD Turbo Core Technology Introduction
Page 3 - Phenom II X6 1090T CPU-Z
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
Page 6 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 7 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 8 - CyberLink MediaShow 5
Page 9 - Sony Vegas 9.0D Pro
Page 10 - Photodex ProShow Gold 4.1
Page 11 - Handbrake
Page 12 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 35
Page 13 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 14 - PCMark Vantage
Page 15 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 16 - Resident Evil 5
Page 17 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 18 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 19 - Power Consumption
Page 20 - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Overclocking
Page 21 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions