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AMD Phenom II X6 1035T six core processor

August 26th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Planned to be released in the third quarter of 2010, the  AMD Phenom II X6 1035T  is expected to heat up the competition with its arch rival Intel.

Familiarize yourself with this processor with help of frequently asked question and therr answers

Q. At what frequency does 1035T operate. What about the frequencies of the similar parts.

A. AMD Phenom II X6 1035T is a 2.6 GHz part. Comparatively, Phenom II X6 1045T is a 2.7 GHz, X6 1055T is 2.8 GHz and the  Phenom II X6 1075T is a 3.0 GHz part.

Q. What is the Turbo frequency of the AMD Phenom II X6 1035T. What is the benefit of the Turbo core technology.

A. The  turbo frequency of 1035T is 3.1 GHz. Using the Turbo frequency, AMD is able to ramp up the frequency of its core processor on demand.  The Turbo CORE technology transfers performance to all the six cores by making them operate at higher frequency. The  processor running at lower frequency consumes lower power and heats less under normal circumstances. When required the processor can ramp up the frequency on demand for short duration of time.

Q. What is the power rating for the Phenom II X6 1035T ?

A. The Phenom II X6 1035T is rated at 95 Watts.

Q. What is the comparable Intel part corresponding to the  Phenom II X6 1035T six core processor

A. The Intel Core i7 860 is the one representative competitor for the six core Phenom II 1035T. Notice that while the Intel Core i7 860 operate at 2.8 GHz, the AMD’s Phenom II 1035T operates at 2.6GHz. There are other Lynnfield Intel processor comparable in performance with AMD – noticeably – Intel Core i5 750 ( 4 core at 2.66 GHz). The AMD has however, 6 core and the AMD strategy is to sell the 6 cores “at the price of 4 core”.

Q. What does T in the part number 1035T stands for ?

A. The T in the part number 1035T stands for Turbo.

Q. Is the phenom II 1035T targeted for the desktop or the laptops ?

A. The Phenom II 1035T is targeted for the desktop processors. At the TDP rating of 95 Watts, this processor is not suitable for mobile notebooks which are typically rated around 35 Watts or less.

Q. What kind of Applications are expected to benefit from the six core AMD processor –  the one like X6 1035T

A. Processes like video encoding and 3D rendering need heavy processing power and benefit from more cores. You are also expected to benefit if your application is around the gaming that need moderate multi threading.

However, if, most of you are running single threaded applications most of the time, that does not stress all the six core, the intel’s quad core Lynnfield processors are better. The intel’s processors will consume lower power and will work better in light and mixed workload scenario.

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