AMD’s new flagship processor, the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, has been benchmarked by a member of Coolaler forums. Benchmarks posted seem somewhat random, including some programs that were never heard of before. The tests were also performed on an interesting choice of hardware. Nonetheless, this gives an early idea of the kind of performance to expect out of the 1090T.
The processor, featuring six physical cores, is set to go against Intel’s Core i7 quad-core products in the 300$ price range. Good thing is, according to the benchmarks leaked by Coolaler user eLove, AMD might have some success in doing so. Depending on the program used, the Phenom II X6 1090T offers performance in between Core i7 860 and Core i7 965 Extreme parts from Intel. As we have come to expect from AMD’s K10 architecture these past years, the new part yields a disastrous time in SuperPi and performs at its best in Futuremark 3DMark 06.
The Thuban-based Phenom II X6 Black Edition is aiming at the 300$ price point, which would position it right against the Core i7 860 and Core i7 930. If the expected price is indeed what is seen in retail at launch time, the 1090T should offer decent performance for its price. All Thuban processors feature the new AMD Turbo Core technology for automatic overclocking when less than half the cores are in use. In addition, the new parts are designed to work in most AM2+/AM3 motherboards, provided the manufacturer releases a BIOS update. The Phenom II X6 family of processors is expected to launch on April 26th.
Benchmarks: Coolaler Forums