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Six-core AMD chips fare well in first reviews

Round-up of enthusiast reviews of AMD's new six-core Phenom II X6 desktop CPUs.


As expected, the enthusiast review community came out in force with coverage of the new six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs AMD launched last night. The consensus seems favorable overall, with the higher-end Phenom II X6 1090T competing well against Intel's four-core Core i7 860 and Core i7 920 CPUs on tests that leverage all available CPU threads. On games, and applications that aren't as heavily threaded, Intel still maintains a performance advantage in the $200 to $300 price range.

You'll find lots of enthusiast reviews of the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T. We liked the following best:

For our part, Maingear dropped off a Phenom II X6-equipped desktop yesterday evening. We're benchmarking it as we speak, and if all goes well our full review will post in the next day or so. Stay tuned.