Power Consumption

Most impressive is AMD's ability to run six 45nm cores at the same power consumption as four 45nm cores. The Phenom II architecture in general does reasonably well at idle, but without power gating AMD can't compete with Intel's idle power levels.

Under load Intel also has the clear advantage.

Idle Power Consumption

Gaming Performance Overclocking


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  • Viditor - Thursday, May 06, 2010 - link

    There appears to be a disparity...
    In the forums, the guys who have the 1055Ts are getting 4.1GHz on 1.42v, and are doing a lot of very stable benching. It appears to be more of the rule than the exception...could you have gotten either a bad board or a bad chip?
  • mapesdhs - Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - link

    Has anyone here bought a 1090T? How did you find it? Particularly interested in those using
    their systems for video encoding and/or animation rendering.

  • xXChronoXx - Sunday, June 20, 2010 - link

    I have been jumping back and forth on this issue while trying to decide if I should go with AMD or Intel for a gaming machine. Until the point where I read this article I was almost completely swayed to the side of Intel however when reading the specs of gaming performance I was somewhat surprised by just how close AMDs chip actually came on most points. I understand that the 1090T got the tar kicked out of it a lot during this comparison. However, I have to consider the fact that upgrading to a Quad Core now will almost certainly result in me having to change motherboards down the road when ( not if ) Intel decides that they no longer want to support their chipset. It makes the idea of buying a second gen chip seem like a bad choice even if it has a slightly higher performance.

    The only comparison that made me cringe was Dawn of War II and possibly Dragon Age: Origins (but only because the core i7 980x had an impressive 170fps). With the exception of Dawn of War II these framerates seem so high (and in most cases close together ) that I can't really imagine there being a noticeable difference. So my question would be this: If you're running two or more high end graphics cards in CrossfireX on the 1090T are you really going to notice any difference on a consistent basis compared to a Quad Core or are we just splitting hairs at this point?
  • lisk - Monday, July 05, 2010 - link

    I'm a chess player. I use deep rybka 4 SSE42/SSE4A based engine.
    And I find 1090T is faster than i7-930\920\870\860. And i7-965/975/980 is too expensive, so 1090T is my best choice here.
  • jsimonetti - Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - link

    Do you know if the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T will fit in my m3n-ht deluxe? Reply
  • papalazaru - Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - link

    Price of a 1055T platform : £350
    Price of a i7 860 platform : £550
    Price of a i5 750 platform : £450

    Also there is talk of the AM3 support for the new AMD processors (Bulldozer, 8 core 28nm).

    Personally, I have no complain against my 1055T. Runs very cool and quiet (Corsair H-50), and I have good perforamnce coupled with a HD5850, copes with anything. It's a decent mid-high spec system.

    The Intel / Nvidia board is also an excellent gaming platform, especially with the arrival of the new GTX 460, that can compete directly with the HD5850 at a lower price point (which will no doubt be reduced at some point).
  • kznny - Thursday, August 19, 2010 - link

    I was think about updating my E6850 so I could play better games. Looking at your review, I clearly see the chip is not the bottleneck but the video cards are, I can go with a new SLI configuration and really rock. Saved me a lot of money - thank you! Reply
  • pacmankiller - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    get your i5 or i7 to 4.5 hahahahaha put your 3d mark up the amd 1090t is the second best cpu hands down.................................................................................. Reply
  • Alaskagram - Thursday, November 11, 2010 - link

    I purchased an ASUS CG1330 with a Phenom II X6 1035T/2.6 GHZ.No where do they mention the turbo function.Is this something I can turn on or is an automatic feature?I bought this after having a Gateway 6840 which over 10 days died.When it requested that I insert the restore disk I realized that the optical drive did not have a physical eject button,consequently I could not insert the restore disc,can you say"catch 22".I bought it at cosco who does not offer on site tech help,so I had to return it,the last one of course ,and go to Best Buy.Lessons learned,support,support! Reply
  • kenupcmac - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    should i get amd X6 1055T or intel i7 9XX for 3dmax and CAD
    i do alot of vray and lighting effect

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