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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:16 am

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

The AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is the entry level six-core processor in the Phenom II series with its overall clock frequency of 2.8GHz. With a street price of $198 and six cores is the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU worth it? Read on to see how it performs in the benchmarks and to see how it handles being overclocked on our AMD 890FX test system.

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Article Title: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby jnanster » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:13 am

Great review and an impressive overclocker toooooo!
As more programs are updated, the six cores are gonna shine.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:54 am

ooooh Daddy want! =P~

Not that I need it yet, I haven't found anything that maxes out my 4 cores but dang 6 cores is so cool! :prayer:


Thanks for the great review. I had heard that the new 6cores weren't that special but now you've made me want one!
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby Sttm » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:32 pm

Good review.

Though I think the i5 760 would have been a better Intel chip to compare against.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby skier » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:15 pm

Sttm wrote:Though I think the i5 760 would have been a better Intel chip to compare against.


care to elaborate on that? the 8xx is the closest match to a 6-core, because the 4 extra threads equate to roughly 2 cores (with the exception of applications which only use logical cores), and the 9xx has an unfair advantage because of trip channel Memory. an i5 750+ would be far behind thuban across the board (though it would be sweet to see some comparisons with it given the AMD quads used), in the multi threaded apps anyway

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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby iseeman » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:46 pm

Good review and little confusing because tomsh quarterly build showed ii x6 1055t getting owned badly by intel :(
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby skier » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:50 pm

iseeman wrote:Good review and little confusing because tom's quarterly build showed the 1055t getting owned badly by intel :(


well one platform is well over $100 more than the other..
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby Sttm » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:39 pm

skier wrote:
Sttm wrote:Though I think the i5 760 would have been a better Intel chip to compare against.


care to elaborate on that? the 8xx is the closest match to a 6-core, because the 4 extra threads equate to roughly 2 cores (with the exception of applications which only use logical cores), and the 9xx has an unfair advantage because of trip channel Memory. an i5 750+ would be far behind thuban across the board (though it would be sweet to see some comparisons with it given the AMD quads used), in the multi threaded apps anyway

Thuban does better than expected, even surprising me, having a 1055


They cost around the same, and they use the same ram setup.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby skier » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:46 pm

Sttm wrote:
skier wrote:
Sttm wrote:Though I think the i5 760 would have been a better Intel chip to compare against.


care to elaborate on that? the 8xx is the closest match to a 6-core, because the 4 extra threads equate to roughly 2 cores (with the exception of applications which only use logical cores), and the 9xx has an unfair advantage because of trip channel Memory. an i5 750+ would be far behind thuban across the board (though it would be sweet to see some comparisons with it given the AMD quads used), in the multi threaded apps anyway

Thuban does better than expected, even surprising me, having a 1055


They cost around the same, and they use the same ram setup.


here's a summary if it had the 760: 1055T will win in all multithreaded apps and bandwidth tests, 760 will win single-threaded apps
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby trucz » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:53 pm

Does turbo core still kick in if you've overclocked the processor already? eg. 3 cores in use or less at 4.2 GHz automatically goes to 4.7 GHz.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby skier » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:07 pm

trucz wrote:Does turbo core still kick in if you've overclocked the processor already? eg. 3 cores in use or less at 4.2 GHz automatically goes to 4.7 GHz.


it can, but you disable it that high unless you're doing a suicide run for max clock, because it causes great instability because it does not appropriately adjust voltage to the 16.5x/16x clock.

i've been at 4.5GHz with mine at 16x, used an app to adjust turbo in windows and set it to the first core only

on its own turbo is not easy to control, if you are at 0-17% utilized then it hops around randomly to 3 or 4 different cores. turbo is something you have to disable for daily use if you overclock
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby geokilla » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:27 pm

4Ghz hex-core for $199... Oh man those folding numbers would be so nice. There's no need to spend extra money on a 1090T BE.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby skier » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:52 pm

geokilla wrote:4Ghz hex-core for $199... Oh man those folding numbers would be so nice. There's no need to spend extra money on a 1090T BE.


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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:54 am

Hexa-core on the cheap ! :lol:
Now let's compare it to the i7 985X which is total heap of junked silicon which is actually worth it only at about 400SGD .
This is so friggin cheap , i'm getting me myself a 1055 ( I don't care about locked multipliers , actually )
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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby trucz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:24 pm

skier wrote:
trucz wrote:Does turbo core still kick in if you've overclocked the processor already? eg. 3 cores in use or less at 4.2 GHz automatically goes to 4.7 GHz.


it can, but you disable it that high unless you're doing a suicide run for max clock, because it causes great instability because it does not appropriately adjust voltage to the 16.5x/16x clock.

i've been at 4.5GHz with mine at 16x, used an app to adjust turbo in windows and set it to the first core only

on its own turbo is not easy to control, if you are at 0-17% utilized then it hops around randomly to 3 or 4 different cores. turbo is something you have to disable for daily use if you overclock


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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Performance Review

Postby rrplay » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:34 am

This is the best detailed review I have read about these processors as well as the skier's explanation of turbo and the OC in the previous post. I do not think that I would have to spend the extra $$ on a 1090 at this time.
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