Tuesday, December 07, 2010

AMD's New Six Core Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU

amd logoAMD delighted consumers with the addition of three new processors to the compnay's lineup today, the top dog being the new six-core Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. Along side the new high end Phenom II X6 AMD released two mainstream processors the Athlon II X3 455, and the Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition.

The new flagship of AMD's processor lineup, the Phenom II X6 1100T, is based on the AM3 socket, supporting DDR3 and DDR2 memory on older AM2+ motherboards. It carries a clock speed of 3.30 GHz, features 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 6 MB of L3 between all six cores. It features the TurboCore technology, which bumps clock speed by a few hundred MHz when it senses high load. As a Black Edition chip, it features an unlocked bus multiplier perfect for all you overclocking enthusiasts out there. Despite its increased clock speed, the 1100T still only has a TDP of 125W.

The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition will be released with a $265 price tag which forces AMD to bump the price of the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition down to $235.00.

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (HDE00ZFBK6DGR) Specifications:
  • Model Number & Core Frequency: X6 1100T / 3.7GHz (Turbo) / 3.3GHz (Base)
  • L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (768KB total L1 per processor)
  • L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (3MB total L2 per processor)
  • L3 Cache Size: 6MB (shared)
  • Total Cache (L2+L3): 9MB
  • Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
  • Memory Controller Speed: Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
  • Types of Memory Supported: Unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
  • HyperTransport 3.0 Specification: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
  • Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth: Up to 37.3GB/s total bandwidth [Up to 21.3 GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR3-1333) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)] Up to 33.1GB/s total bandwidth [Up to 17.1 GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR2-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]
  • Packaging: Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
  • Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
  • Approximate Transistor count: ~904 million
  • Max TDP: 125 Watts

Phenom II X6 1100T Benchmarks and Reviews

As mentioned AMD did release two new chips meant for the mainstream. First up is the Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition. Clocked at 3.40 GHz, featuring 512 KB of cache per core, and 6 MB shared L3 cache. This one has a TDP of 80W, and is priced at $115. Next is the new Athlon II X3 455, a triple-core chip based on the "Rana" silicon (which is Propus with one core locked), it lacks an L3 cache, but features 512 KB L2 per core. With a TDP of 95W, this one goes for $87.

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