AMD Phenom II X6 1075T




Some things never change. Much like how the pope continues his war on secularism or how the stabilisation of Iraq/Afghanistan remains as “work in progress”, AMD and Intel’s cat and mouse game continues yet again.


Two to three years is a little too long to wait for a new range of processors to arrive. As we all know, manufacturers such as AMD and Intel try to keep their products fresh by tweaking existing models and releasing new models every now and then. Small price drops, mild frequency increases go a long way towards maintaining consumer interest and preventing the market from getting a little too stagnant.


Recently Intel refreshed their range of processors, by replacing the Core i7 930 with the (previously) more expensive i7 950 and throwing out an updating quad core for the mid range segment; the Core i5 760. Of course this made AMD's lineup a little less appealing. As such, it was only a matter of time that the team dressed in green returned with something new. Aside a couple of price drops and the introduction of a new Dual Core Phenom II, AMD decided to take a pot shot at the Core i5 760/Core i7 860 price segment with a new Hex Core model. That's right folks, today we will be reviewing the Phenom II X6 1075T.


  AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Manufacturing Process 45nm 45nm45nm
Core Frequency
2800MHz 3000MHz3200MHz
Turbo Frequency
3300MHz 3500MHz3600MHz
IMC Frequency
2000MHz 2000MHz2000MHz
Multiplier Unlocked
Downwards Only Downwards OnlyYes
Current Price
£158 Estimated ~£185£215


So in a nutshell, the 1075T has bridged the gap between the 1055T and 1090T BE. But does it represent good value? Let's find out.

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Most Recent Comments

21-09-2010, 11:38:28

Great review as always guys. What cooler did you use for this, and what were the temperatures like?Quote

21-09-2010, 12:15:35

Originally Posted by Diablo View Post

Great review as always guys. What cooler did you use for this, and what were the temperatures like?
I was talking to Mul about this the other night, was the classic is it really that cool? AMD style chip. Load was mid 40's on a SilenX cooler youll be seeing reviewed soon.Quote

21-09-2010, 15:27:08

Same old Phenom, it has to be overclocked to its max so it can compete with default core i7’s when are AMD going to come up with something that has a triple channel controller and can give you the huge memory bandwidth that the core i7’s have otherwise AMD are just wasting their time and will remain the underdog of the cpu market.


21-09-2010, 16:50:10

They remain relatively competative in a more budget concious world. For example a consumer wanting decent bandwidth for their PCIe interfaces, and a reasonable performance is probably going to go for a 1055/1075T, a CHIV, for about £320-340. A decent i7 board is going to run £200+, plus an i7 950 which is £220 ish.

I agree that they desperately need to update the K10 architecture (I'm pretty sure Helen of Troy had one). But for massively multithreaded programs, the AMD is still a smart buy.Quote

21-09-2010, 23:06:59

WTF!This is not a BE cpu!Quote

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