dealsamd phenom ii x6 six-core processor 1090t (3.2ghz…

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NICE! Anyone know how good this would work as a gaming platform?

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@brutae: I'm guessing pretty well. 3.2GHz x 6 cores... wow.

What I'm wondering is if there are any unactivated cores, so that they built it with 8 cores total. I feel like it'd be fun to hack the remaining two if they existed.

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@brutae: No real reason to buy it nothing really uses a quad core fully unless you're video rendering so a six core would just really go unused besides the 8 cores will be out this time next year for the same price and the Six cores will drop down to what dual cores cost now

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according to guru3d.com the amd 6core is about 20% slower at some things than an intel 920 (which is a 4 core)

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@brutae: its pretty good. I just bought this 3 days ago on newegg for 25 dollars more.

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@vgerik1234: The article also said:

Both the Phenom II X6 1055T and 1090T as such are very much recommended.

AMD gives you great bang for the buck. I only build AMD systems (about 30 last year) and I have always been really happy. I put the quad core version of this chip in a 3D design PC with a nVidia x1800 workstation graphics card and it is the fastest computer I have ever used. While Intel seems to care about the top end and getting $1000 for a chip, AMD delivers real value. These Black chips are unlocked for overclocking and AMD does not abandon sockets at mearly the rate that Intel does.

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@brutae:
Black Edition is the best of the best as far as AMD consumer-grade processors go. They're optimized for memory and processor-intensive functions like gaming and heavy graphics editing. With 6 cores, this is about as good as you can get, and for a great price (TigerDirect has this same CPU for 299.99) unless you're able to run multiple 4-core or higher cores at the same time.

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I like how people always bring up Intel's crap when you post an AMD chip. It's like telling someone how comfortable your new jacket is, and them bragging about owning a North Face jacket. Intel does not belong on deals.woot, it is never a good bargain. Same goes for nVidia. ATI pwnz j00!

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except... if your overclocking.. 6 cores is a heack of alot better then 4...
just think about it guys... liquid cool your system... with a 6 core cpu.. clock it up from 3.2 to 6.0 and there you have it... you just rocked your socks off.

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@maranmic:
If you think the amount of cores is what makes a processor perform then you know nothing about processors. Overclocking the 920 would yield much better results, if you are going for ultimate speed.

I do usually prefer AMD though as they are always better performance if you have a budget.

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@brutae: I have a 3.4 quad core I got a few months ago for my gaming rig. I run everything on max settings and get 30+ frames. my ATI Radeon 5770 helps, but this is defiantly one hell of a processor. Intel's great if money is no object, but getting AMD means you save enough to get all your parts to the same level, because a processor can be infinitely fast, but it doesn't matter if the motherboard chokes it by not having good bandwidth.

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I have the 1055 version of this CPU . Gaming? Ridiculously good!!! I had Supreme Commander 2 running and reauthoring a DVD at the same time and never hit about 65% on any Core. I had to update the Bios on my mother board, but other than that, this is a great gaming CPU. The games don't use it but the operating system does and you can tell it does make a difference.

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Intel must hate AMD for processors such as this. Intel is all about Hype, big price, & brand name... like paying $15,000 for a watch just because the brand name is Rolex. Intel does make awesome CPUs, but AMD brings the same power to the people who don't have money to waste, allowing them to be able to say, "Yes... I too have a powerful PC", & be proud. The 1090T model is awesome, & i recommend it. There is almost no need to overclock.