AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review

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Total System Power Consumption

We'd like to cover a few final data points before bringing this article to a close. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test systems consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the processors alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

As expected, considering the processor fits into the same power envelope as the Phenom II X6 1090T, the 1100T Black Edition consumes a similar amount of power. Our particular chip actually consumed a few watts less than the 1090T while idling and only 15 more watts while under load.

We should also point out the that Phenom II X6 1100T operated and very similar temperatures to the 1090T, as the power numbers would suggest.  We saw idle temps in the low 40'C range and load temps in the mid-60'C range.

Our editor Joel has also been playing around with the 1100T in conjunction with a sinlge-phase Phase Change cooler to see what kind overlocks it's capable of with some exotic cooling. Joel got the CPU to POST at 5GHz at 1.475v, but the machine wasn't stable. Stability came at 4.3GHz with all 6-cores active. And with three cores enabled it hit 4.5GHz.


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