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  • Emanem
    started a topic Phenom II X6 1055T or Phenom II X4 965 BE ?

    Phenom II X6 1055T or Phenom II X4 965 BE ?

    Hi guys,

    I'm still deciding which CPU will be part of my new system.
    Better a 6 cores with 2,8 GHz but Turbo 3.3 GHz (and 6 MB cache) or a 4 cores 3.4 GHz speed each and same amount of cache?
    The latter consumes 125 W and X6 cores 95?

    I feel the X4 is more balanced, but still it'd consume a bit more of power being a little slower.
    On the contrary the X6 has 6 cores (6 cores!) but 2.8 GHz, still with turbo technology (how many 1,2 or more?) at least 1 core would go to 3.3 GHz...

    Please suggest!

    Cheers,

  • Emanem
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    I'll go for X4 BE... less mess now!

    Cheers,

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  • Fenrin
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    Currently the Phenom II X6 doesnt work very well with linux. The cpufreq-driver misinterprets the frequency stepping of amd processors with turbo core. Therefore the CPU cannot run at its full speed.

    This can be solved with a kernel patch or with deactivating Cool'n'Quiet. Future kernels (e.g. 2.6.35 and 2.6.34) will solve this. The date when this patch is included in 2.6.32.x, 2.6.33.y is unknown.

    Source (German): http://www.heise.de/open/artikel/Per...ux-992514.html

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  • Otus
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    I would choose the Thuban for all the reasons mentioned above and 965 only if you must have Block Edition.

    AFAICT, the 95W version of 1055T is only for preorder (coming soon), but I could be wrong. It has also been rumored that a 95W version of at least 955 is coming soon with a newer Deneb die (C4?).

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  • FunkyRider
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    choose the newest if you can

    at least 6 Core K10.5 is competing with intel's 4 core products.

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  • chithanh
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    It was discussed from AMD leaked roadmaps in March.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/118421/Ne...t_of_2010.html

    Some price comparison sites already list it (but no e-tailers yet):
    http://skinflint.co.uk/a519184.html

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  • Zhick
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    The 1055T comes in 95 W and 125 W variants.
    Where are you getting this from? There surely is no 95W version listed on AMD's website: http://products.amd.com/en-na/deskto...False&f12=True
    And I don't remember reading about a yet to come 95W version in any of the reviews I read.

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  • chithanh
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    The 1055T comes in 95 W and 125 W variants.
    Similarly, the 965 comes in 125 W and 140 W variants.

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  • Zhick
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    Where did you get the information that the 1055T has a TDP of 95W? AFAIK it's got a TDP of 125W, and therefore the same as the 965BE. This test (sorry it's in german, but the numbers should speak for themselves) confirms this: The 965BE consumes slightly less power than the 1055T, both in idle and under load (when looking at the 1055T with turbo enabled). The real powersaver is the new chipset, the 890FX. According to the test, it saves about 30W compared to the old one when using the same cpu.
    So I'd also recommend a X4 for now, it's bearly much slower in multithreaded apps, but noticeably faster in singlethreaded ones (or ones that don't make use of >4 cores). It's also much cheaper and consumes slightly less power.

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  • Kano
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    @Emanem

    That's very simple, it's hard to find a benchmark where the 1055T is faster than a higher clocked quad.

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