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    Today marks the release of AMD's Leo platform, featuring the Phenom II X6 processor and 890FX chipset, and HD5800 series graphic cards. With it specifically comes the Phenom II X6, which is the desktop iteration of the Istanbul chip, and is AMD's fastest desktop chip to date. We look at the 1090T and see how this hex-core performs when stacked up against Intel's Core i7. You may be surprised at the results.



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    Wow fantastic job Logan, Jake well done this is a killer chip no doubt I look forward to seeing AMD's other offerings in the X6 family.

    Edit: Definitely the best review I have read thus far hands down, as well as the highest OC like Jake mentioned. Kudos to you both once again.
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    Posted the review on over 7 sites.

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    One thing that others will be dying to know about though is:

    What about the performance in Turbo Core overclocking? I can guarantee others sites are going to be pushing this as well, as its one of the new "big" features for AMD.
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    Turbo works by clocking 3 cores up, and clocking 3 others down. It isn't as mature as Intel's Turbo solution, but as time passes, I expect it to improve. There was a separate multiplier for Turbo in the C4F's BIOS, which we'll be mentioning in the full review for it. Turbo at 4.2GHz really isn't going to make a difference. It is cool that it has its own multiplier, as it can scale with minor OCs, but above 4GHz, it isn't going to help much.

    Even at 3.8, you wouldn't get the boost you would at stock (it'd take you to a potentially unstable 4.3 with a 500MHz boost. I can test it out and post results, though.
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    Great review Logan & Jake, what a great chip for its price

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    The turnaround time on this review was awfully tight, so there was a limit as to what we could fully cover in detail. But I think Logan is going to look at the Turbo Core overclocking tomorrow and we may update the review accordingly. We will also cover certain aspects in greater detail for the Crosshair IV Formula full review, we could only include a preview for today's deadline.

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    Grate review guys; that was a fun read.

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    Great Review, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one of these chips.

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    Looking forward to seeing what's going to come of the testing then. Seeing as how most the programs that most of us use on a day to day basis are not multi-threaded, I'm just as interested in day to day activities performance as I am in workstation/ gaming performance. Honestly, how much time do we spend checking PureOC, or listening to music, or watching movies, or doing homework, as compared to the time that we spend to playing games. Even before I started school, gaming only took up around 10-15% of my time on my computer. Maybe this is just because I never started playing WoW, or don't play in a gaming clan like some here do.
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    I told you I would get this chip for you guys, Logan did a great job on this review ! AMD did and outstanding job on the chip , and as always Asus really came through with the Crosshair 4 Formula

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    2 questions.

    1. 1090 BE or 1055T
    2. 790X or 890X(?)*

    *dont see a huge difference between the two in my opinion
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    I think Logan's title needs to be changed to "Testing/Reviewer" as he and Jake nailed this review and comparison!!! Dollar for dollar this new AMD edition to the CPU world has to be the best offering in years by either Intel or AMD. Didn't think the day would come when I would be saying something like that. Better watch your ass Intel...

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    Price Update ! Tiger Direct is now offering a $50 rebate when you by the AMD X6 1090T BE . Final price will be $249.99 how's that for a deal on a a new AMD X6 1090T BE

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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    2 questions.

    1. 1090 BE or 1055T
    2. 790X or 890X(?)*

    *dont see a huge difference between the two in my opinion
    790FX and 890FX are similar, too similar. I'm not sure of how many PCI-e lanes 790FX has, but if you run 1 GPU, don't use SATA3 or USB 3.0, then there's no reason to go to 890FX.

    1090BE will simply overclock more easily than the 1055T. I've only used 1-2 black editions before, the 555BE and 940BE. They are easier to overclock, but whether the $100 price difference is worth it is your call.

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    My opinion is that the 890FX is more futureproof, and while you may not use some of the features right now, they are coming and will become mainstream/standard. The Crosshair IV Formula is a killer board, no doubt about that.

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