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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Intel Core i7-2600K

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Intel Core i7-2600K by Starred Reviews

The main charm of the Intel’s Core i7-2600K seems to be its ability to get overclocked significantly above its base clock frequency. And this significantly outperforms the Phenom ii 1090T.

BUT – the core i7-2600K is way too expensive – $314 at the time of writing at amazon, as compared to $187 for AMD’s Phenom ii X6 1090T.

The Phenom ii X6 1090T will also fit in your existing (low cost ) motherboard supporting the AM2+/AM3 socket. In the end you need to decide if you are willing to pay the extra $125 or so for the performance. The extra $125 should not be a big deal, in case you need the performance that Core i5-2600k delivers.

Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i7-2600K Feature Differences

Feature AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Core i7-2600K
Core Frequency 3.20 GHz 3.40 Gha
No. Of Cores 6 4 ( 8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 3 MB L2 + 6 MB L3 Cache 8 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.60 GHz 3.8 GHz ( with one core)
TDP Rating 125 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 32 nm

Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Vs Core i7-2600K Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Core i7-2600K
PassMark Score 6063 9306
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 i7-2600K

The core i7-2600K is the overclcockable version of the Core i7-2600K, which otherwise is has same base frequency. The higher passmark score of the core i7-2600K reflects the fact the people have submitted more overclocked score whithout mentioning it. This second generation processor is great if you want extreme performance and over clocking ability. Its integrated graphics may be good enough for small to medium end gaming as well as videoencoding and 1080p display.
The clock frequency of the integrated graphics stands at 650 MHz that can ramp to 1.35 GHz. The graphics boost works in tendem with main processor turbo boost, with the intention of keeping the total heat generated in control.

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