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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs Intel Core i5-2500K

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs Intel Core i5-2500K by Starred Reviews

The AMD’s AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and the Intel Core i5-2500K fight for the capture of market share in the area of affordable processor that demand moderate to high computing. The core i5-2500K is the Intel’s answer to the hex core Phenom ii X6 1090T processor. Let us take a look at the key features of the two processors

Table : AMD’s Phenom ii X6 1090T Vs Core i5-2500K

SL. No.
Phenom ii X6 1090T
Core i5-2500K
Clock Frequency 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6 4
Passmark Score 6062 6801
Turbo Boost 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz ( with one core)
Price $189 ( at amazon on May 10, 2011) $216 ( on May 10, 2011 , according to Intel)
Number of (Hyper) Threads Not Applicable 4
TDP Rating 125 Watts 95 Watts
Cache Organization 3MB L2 Cache +  6MB L3 6 MB L3 Cache ( Smart Cache)

If we consider the passmark score, then on absolute level, the Intel’s core i5-2500K seems to be better. However, we may like to take into account the prices of the two processors. At the time of writing the Core i5-2500K has been priced close to$27 more than the AMD.  Given the price performance ratio, the two processor stand about the same, give or take a bit here and there.

There is some advantage with the Core i5-2500K in the overclocking area. The processor has been found to be easily over clockable all way to 4.8 GHz and with some advanced cooling even beyond that. So, if overclocking is your aim, core i5-2500K will be recommended.






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