AMD Introduces Sechskern processors at 2.8 GHz and 3.2

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AMD Introduces Sechskern processors at 2.8 GHz and 3.2

The Phenom-X6-II CPUs 1055T and 1090T are designed for desktop PCs fujitsu lifebook s7110 battery, and now for 180 € 280 respectively available. With Turbo Core chips have an automatic overclocking. Many motherboards are designed for operation of the new hexa-core capable.

With the Series II X6, AMD Phenom before his first Sechskern processors for desktop systems. Developed under the code name Thuban chip contains 904 million transistors, with the evidence used by AMD 45-nanometer manufacturing technology SOI one chip area of 346 mm2. For the model 1090T with 3.2 GHz of Intel's competitor requires only 299 €. The Phenom II X6 1055T at 2.8 GHz is 100 € cheaper. Recommended retail prices are slightly undercut by some online retailers.

The 'T' in the model designation stands for Turbo Core lenovo thinkpad t500 battery: A technology that works much like Turbo Boost from Intel and overclocked the chip times. If an overloaded processor software is full, the Phenom II X6 put half of the nuclei in the deep sleep and clocked the rest later. For the model 1090T with a standard clock frequency of 3.2 GHz, the maximum clock frequency 3.6 GHz. In Turbo mode, the clock frequency of 2.8 GHz 1055T increased by 500 MHz to 3.3 GHz.

In addition to the new processors, AMD chipsets, the 890FX, 880g and 870th The AMD 890FX provides the optimal solution for the new Phenom-X6-II processors. The North Bridge has Crossfire support with up to four graphics cards (four PCIe x8 or PCIe x16 twice) and is suitable especially for virtualized operating systems, there can be used due to IOMMU technology native device driver in virtual environments. This increases the performance of corresponding system components, because the traffic is no longer at the slow-virtualized drivers.

This technique is like the CPU in the server area, where AMD already offers a longer Sechskern-Chip (Istanbul). With the recently introduced Opteron 6100 (Magny Cours), the manufacturer even offers a processor with twelve processing units for 2 - jvc bn-v214 battery and 4P server systems. The 880g offers an integrated graphics core (Radeon HD 4250), which is in comparison to the 890GX integrated solution in the Radeon HD 4290 clocked lower at 140 MHz. Both GPUs have 80 shader units. The cheapest variant of the 800-chipset family is the 870, which does not have integrated graphics.

The authorities responsible for SATA and USB interfaces SB850 and SB810 chips are about to "Alink Express III" baptized interface with a speed of 2 GBytes / s connected to the North Bridge. The top model SB850, which is already used by the 890GX chipset, provides six SATA ports with a speed of 6 Gb / s, 14 USB 2.0 and two USB 1.1 interfaces. Than comparable Intel chipsets, the SATA disks with the 3 Gbit / s likely can control, this benefit in practice but only with Raid-0 configuration, or with fast SSDs have a positive impact on performance. The SB810 southbridge has better contrast, only has SATA ports 3 Gb / s. While 890FX and 890GX by most mainboard manufacturers with the SB850 Southbridge is combined, is expected to 880g and 870 boards with SB810, the slimmed-down version can be used.

For the operation of the Phenom-X6-II fujitsu lifebook e8110 battery processors are not necessarily a motherboard with the newly launched chipsets is required. According to the compatibility list from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI Sechskerner the work after a BIOS update in recent boards with Socket AM3 and AM2 +.

In the ZDNet test may claim the Phenom II X6 1090T quite well against the Intel competition. In many benchmarks, the AMD processor is not even hide behind a house almost 500 € more expensive Core i7-960th

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The 890FX Crossfire offers support for up to four graphics cards and is ideal for virtualized operating systems, there can be used due to IOMMU technology native device driver in virtual environments. With the AMD SB850 also supports Serial ATA ports with a speed of 6 Gb / s.

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