AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review

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We have been hearing a lot from AMD over the last few months regarding the slew of new processors and Fusion APUs slated to arrive next year. With all of the news regarding Zacate, Ontario, Bobcat, Bulldozer, and Llano, et al, that has hit recently, you’d think work on the current generation of products had ceased, but that is not the case.

Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it’s line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the 1090T it will be supplanting at the top of AMD’s line-up and its “Black Edition” moniker denotes an unlocked chip for more flexible overclocking.

We been playing with one of AMD’s new Phenom II X5 1100T Black Edition processors for a little while now and have a full performance profile laid out on the pages ahead. Take a moment to peruse the full set of specifications below and then strap in as we take a spin with AMD’s fastest desktop processor to date...


The Phenom II X6 1100T In All Its Glory...

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor
Specifications & Features

 


 
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The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition is based on the same Thuban core as previous Phenom II X6 processors and differs from the 1090T only in its clock speeds. As you can see in the specifications above, the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition has a 3.3GHz “base” clock frequency with a peak Turbo Core frequency of 3.7GHz—the 1090T tops out at 3.2GHz / 3.6GHz. The chip, like other Phenom IIs, is manufactured on Global Foundries’ 45nm SOI process node and it is comprised of roughly 904 million transistors, with a die size of approximately 346mm2. Bandwidth across the various links to memory and the rest of the system remains unchanged from the 1090T, as does the max TDP of 125 watts.

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