AMD updates 6-core Phenom II, TDP now just 95W

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Old 15-Jan-2011
AMD updates 6-core Phenom II, TDP now just 95W

In April AMD surprised Intel and a few consumers by releasing a 6-core Phenom II processor for just $229.29, itís now just $199.99. Intelís 980X remains at around $1,000.
The Phenom II X6 1055T was a tempting buy. Although it canít compete on performance with the 980X, the fact it brings an $800 saving over Intelís chip is reason enough to select one over the other.
Now AMD is set to make the 1055T even more tempting by significantly reducing its power use. The original chip had a 125W TDP, but a new model which seems to be exactly the same in every way, has a 95W TDP.
Although AMD hasnít officially announced the updated 1055T a product listing has appeared for it on the Geizhals.eu website. No price is listed, but we suspect it will be like for like with the older model.
Hereís the spec listing for the chip:
  • Six-Core ďThubanĒ running at 2.8GHz
  • TDP: 95W
  • Production: 45nm
  • L2-Cache: 6x 512kB
  • L3-Cache: 6MB shared
  • Hypertransport: 4.0GT/s
  • Memory Controller: Dual Channel PC3-10667U (DDR3-1333), Dual Channel PC3-8500U (DDR3-1066), Dual Channel PC2-8500U (DDR2-1066)
  • Stepping: E0
  • MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, Coolín'Quiet, AMD-V, Turbo Core (3.30GHz)

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