April 10, 2010

Phenom II X6 Release Date and Pricing

AMD will be releas­ing it’s new 6 core proces­sor com­ing up here short­ly.  The offi­cial release date for the Phe­nom II X6 proces­sor is April 26.  This is good news for those of you who have been hold­ing off on build­ing a new com­put­er until now.  Some of you who have just pur­chased new machines may be think­ing “oh man now I have to buy new hard­ware”.  This may not be the case how­ev­er, is a large num­ber of cur­rent Moth­er­boards that will be sup­port­ing the new X6 chip so you may find you don’t need to upgrade any hard­ware at all.  This is a nice sur­prise for those of us who can’t afford to buy a new moth­er­board, proces­sor and ram every time there is a new release.  Here is a list of cur­rent ver­sions that are going to be released:

  • Phe­nom II X6 1090T: 3.2GHz / 3.6GHz / 125w $295
  • Phe­nom II X6 1075T: 3.0GHz / 3.5GHz / 125w (launch lat­er this year)
  • Phe­nom II X6 1055T: 2.8GHz / 3.3GHz / 125w, 95w $199
  • Phe­nom II X6 1035T: 2.6GHz / 3.1GHz / 95w
  • Phe­nom II X4 960T:   3.0 GHz/ 3.4GHz / 95w

One of the most supris­ing aspects of the new Phe­nom II X6 proces­sor is it’s cur­rent price point.  The top mod­el is only going to ring in at $300 — $350 US.  While this isn’t cheap it is far cheap­er then Intel’s Core i7 980X Extreme Edi­tion chip which is going to be priced at over $1000 US.  Now while this pric­ing could change it’s appar­ent which is going to be the bet­ter buy for the mass­es.  How­ev­er I am sure that there will be many who will be shelling out for Intel’s new proces­sor.  Now while I am sure that Intels Core i7 980X Extreme Edi­tion chip is going to be crowned the king of proces­sors it’s hard to argue with the price point of AMD’s Phe­nom II X6.  It will be inter­est­ing to see how bench­marks come out on these two new proces­sors.  If the per­for­mance dif­fer­ence is mar­gin­al, some­thing like 10 — 15% then it’s going to be hard for Intel to jus­ti­fy it’s $1000 entrance fee.  
Asus cur­rent­ly has a list of moth­er­boards that will be com­pat­i­ble with the new X6 proces­sors.  You can views those here.

6 comments

  1. thsoundman - April 10, 2010 11:20 am

    I unfor­tu­natly have already pur­chased a AMD 965 Phe­nom II how­ev­er since the pric­ing on this proces­sor is so cheap I may go pick one up.

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  3. T8 - April 25, 2010 1:25 am

    bad expe­ri­ence with amd procs, wont buy them again.

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    • thsoundman - April 25, 2010 1:36 am

      Maybe you should­n’t of been run­ning them ultra hot… i’ve owned over a dozen AMD processers and I have NEVER had a prob­lem.

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  4. PimpmasterF - April 25, 2010 10:48 am

    what kind of bad expe­ri­ence? cuz like thsound­man all Ive ever built with is AMD and every one of them stel­lar, Got­ta admit though that Intel has tak­en the mar­ket and is push­ing out some awsome stuff

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  5. T8 - April 25, 2010 2:37 pm

    Im an avid over­clock­er. AMD has always run hot, and has­nt got­ten the bench­marks that it should. Grant­ed, they dont have the cold bug, but im not run­ning an lN2 sys­tem.
    i have tried 3 builds on an AMD proc and com­pat­able mobo and each time, i have either had to RMA the proc or the mobo at least 2 times.
    With intel, every proc has oclocked just as expect­ed, per­formed well for years, and nev­er giv­en me any prob­lems.

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