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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i5-2500 Comparison

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i5-2500 by StarredReviews.com

The Phenom ii 1090T’s reputation as a low cost, high performance processor is finding serious challenge with the Intel’s core i5-2500 – the new Sandy Bridge processor. The Core i5-2500 stands out slightly faster and slightly more expensive ( $205 Vs $189) than the 1090T.

The 1090T will fit in your existing AM2+/AM3 motherboard, if you are upgrading an existing AMD motherboard.

The core i5-2500 may save you on graphics with its Integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 – which should be good enough for entry level to moderate graphics requirement. Unless you are playing a very high end game that requires extreme gaming power, you should be ok.

Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i5-2500 Feature Differences

Feature AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Core i5-2500
Core Frequency 3.20 GHz 3.3 GHz
No. Of Cores 6 4 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 3 MB L2 + 6 MB L3 Cache 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.60 GHz 3.7 GHz
TDP Rating 125 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.1 GHz


Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i5-2500 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Core i5-2500
PassMark Score 6063 6442
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

The Hex Core Phenom ii X6 1090 is a low cost gaming / high performance processor that currently competes with the Intel’s 1st and second generation core i5 and core i7 processor. It has been a while since the processor has been launched and gamers are using it for building systems on their existing AM2+/AM3 socket motherboard. With a good gaming card the the 1090T, you may be able to give your existing AM2/AM3+ motherboard a good life. The 2nd gen Sandy Bridge, however, has taken the lead and we have to wait with finger crossed on the new developments. If AMD delays too much this time, it may be going of biz soon.

Some more details of Core i5-2500

The core i5-2500 is the second generation Core i5 processor, more popularly known as the Sandy bridge Processor. There have been several improvement over the previous generation core i5 processor, most notable among them is the improvement in the integrated graphics ( x2 performance improvement). The new Turbo 2.0 further boosts the performance. In the lithography improvement the we now have a unified 32 nm die having everything on a single die.

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