If you don’t fancy shelling out the best part of $1,000 for Intel high end six core processor, than AMD has a much more affordable option for you, the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T.
Whilst the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T doesn’t match Intel’s six core processor on performance, it totally blows it away on price, with the top end model a massive $700 cheaper than Intel’s six core option.
There are two models available in AMD’s new six core processors, the 2.8GHz Phenom II x6 1055T which will retail for $199 and the 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition which will retail for $295.
Both models feature 125w power draw, 3MB of L2 cache, 4000MHz HyperTransport bus, and socket AM3/AM2+ motherboard support. Which means you won’t have to change your motherboard just upgrade the bios.
The new AMD Phenom II X6 processors are now available, and the price is pretty good, when you compare it to the $1,000 price tag of Intel’s top end six core processor.