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AMD's Phenom II X6 1100T BE Print E-mail
Written by Michael Schuette   
Dec 06, 2010 at 03:33 PM

The thumb screws on AMD are getting tighter and tighter with Intel’s release of Sandy Bridge getting closer and closer while we still have not heard anything definitive about the planned release of Bulldozer to fight back. At the same time, like it or not, the Thuban core-based Phenom II X6 series is a pretty darn good processor. Even if it does not reach the performance of Gulftown, Intel ‘s current flagship processor, it can compete on price with most of the current line-up from the blue camp. As with wine, or single malts, processors tend to get better with age, process refinements are usually increasing yield and headroom over time until it is time for the next change of guards. Accordingly, every processor design we have seen has undergone some speed bumps and in some cases, these speed bumps were bigger, sometimes they were smaller and sometimes they just increased the frequency but the performance pretty much stalled because of interface limitations.

One thing that has always happened, though, is that a release of new SKUs at the top caused price drops at the lower end, by extension, even yesterday’s top model is all of a sudden affordable. That’s pretty much the story we are telling today: a moderate speed bump of the fastest hex-core that sends prices of the lower models spiraling into realms reserved previously for budget processors. Welcome the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition

The Phenom II X6-1100T will become the new flagship processor in AMD's desktop line-up with the other "X6" models dropping in price. Currently, there have been no announcements regarding the 1055T which is still listed at price parity with the 1075T, and which will be available as long as there is inventory. It can be expected, though that the 1055T will be discounted below the official pricing structure to a street price around $170,- making it an absolute steal.

For reference, here is the entire current lineup of AMD's desktop CPUs.

ProcessorClock Speed L2 Cache L3 Cache TDPPrice
Thuban (X6)     
Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3/3.7GHz3MB6MB125W$265
Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2/3.6GHz3MB6MB125W$235
Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0/3.5GHz3MB6MB125W$199
Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8/3.3GHz3MB6MB125WDiscounted
Deneb (X4)     
Phenom II X4 970 BE3.5GHz2MB6MB125W$185
Phenom II X4 965 BE3.4GHz2MB6MB125W$165
Phenom II X4 955 BE3.2GHz 2MB6MB125W $145
Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz 2MB6MB125W$145
Phenom II X4 925 2.8GHz 2MB6MB125W$145
Phenom II X4 910e2.6GHz 2MB6MB65W$175
Phenom II X4 905e2.5GHz 2MB6MB65W$165
Callisto (X2)     
Phenom II X2 565 BE3.4GHz 1MB6MB80W$112
Phenom II X2 560 BE3.3GHz 1MB6MB80W$102
Phenom II X2 555 BE3.2GHz 1MB6MB80W$90
Propus (X4)     
Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz 2MBn/a95W$112
Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz 2MBn/a95W$99.99
Athlon II X4 615e2.5GHz 2MBn/a 45W $143
Athlon II X4 610e2.4GHz 2MBn/a 45W $133
Athlon II X4 605e2.3GHz 2MBn/a45W $122
Rana (X3)     
Athlon II X3 455 3.2GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$87
Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 420e2.6GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$102
Athlon II X3 415e2.5GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$102
Athlon II X3 405e2.3GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$102
Athlon II X3 400e2.2GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$97
Regor (X2)     
Athlon II X2 265 3.3GHz 2MBn/a65W$69
Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 255 3.1 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 245 2.9GHz 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 250e3.0GHz 2MBn/a 45W$77
Athlon II X2 245e2.9GHz 2MBn/a 45W$77
Athlon II X2 240e2.8GHz 2MBn/a 45W$69
Athlon II X2 235e2.7GHz 2MBn/a 45W$69

There will be additional SKUs hitting the market early next year but for obvious reasons we cannot comment any further on those.

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