AMD Phenom II X6 Hexacore Processors Get Officially Unveiled, Turbo CORE Support Finally Incorporated

April 27, 2010, By Atul Roach

The war between Intel and AMD never ceases to stop and though Intel has always been ahead in ways more than one, AMD always keeps closing in the gap. We did talk about AMD preparing to unveil the Phenom II X6 Hexacore Processors sporting Turbo CORE technology and the lineage has finally arrived.

The overall package may not put the latest Intel Core i7 chips to shame but the AMD Phenom II X6 Hexacore lineage deserves to be lauded for incorporating Turbo CORE automatic overclocking and yet keeping the prices of these new CPUs very low.

The flagship variant is the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Black Edition processor which is being retailed at a modest price of $285. This obviously comes laden with Turbo CORE which in the simplest of terms is an AMD version of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Turbo CORE may not be as intelligent as Turbo Boost when compared directly but the end result is the same- speed overclocking when you require it the most.

What is also interesting is that fact that these new processors are backward-compatible with existing AM3 and AM2+ socket motherboards and hence the upgrading will never really be a problem.

The second variant which is the Phenom II X6 1055T is also priced reasonably cheap at $199. We could see these chips being used in the Asus M4 Series motherboards in the not so distant future.

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