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AMD Phenom II x6 1075T 3.0GHz: Super Fast Processing For Less


Introduction: It’s got how many cores?

AMD just released a slew of new chips to fill in some gaps in their current line-up. Here today we have the fastest of this release, the AMD Phenom II x6 1075T 3.0GHz. This beast sits in between the existing 1055T and 1090T. This gives AMD three consumer level 6 core processors while Intel has none. And to top it all off, AMD has set these all under $300, so you can get those i7 speeds at i5 prices.

Just like the other 6-cores, the 1075T sports AMD’s new Turbo CORE system. This system is similar to Intel’s Turbo boost system, only a little bit different. With Intel’s Turbo Boost, when the processor is running below optimal power thresholds the processor will overclock 1-4 of the 4 cores to get the job done faster. AMD’s system is a little more straight forward: If the task is better suited to raw speed over multiple cores, the processor will switch from 6 cores to 3 turbocharged cores. The 1075T can go from 3.0GHz to 3.5GHz, making it one fast processor.


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And now a closer look at the AMD Phenom II x6 1075T 3.0GHz.

A Closer Look


Phenom II™ X6 1075T Processor:
Model Number & Core Frequency: X6 1075T / 3.5GHz (Turbo) / 3.0GHz (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)
Fab location: GLOBALFOUNDARIES Fab 1 module 1 in Dresden, Germany (formerly AMD Fab 36)
Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Die Size: 346mm2
Approximate Transistor count: Similar to Istanbul’s ~904 million
Max TDP: 125 Watts
AMD Codename: “Thuban”
*Note: configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes

AMD’s New(ish) Architecture: Thuban

Earlier this year AMD released their first Thuban products, the Phenom II x6 1090T and the 1055T. These are the industries first 6-core consumer level processors. Also new with Thuban is the aforementioned Turbo CORE system to compete against Intel’s own turbo system. The 6 cores also come equipped with 6MB of L3 cache which is 2MB less than Intel’s lineup. This difference is most likely due to cost. Another cost saving statistic is AMD choice to continue with their 45nm production process. Since AMD doesn’t have to factor much miniaturization research into their prices, you get to save money.

Testing Rig:

Motherboard Gigabyte 890gpa-ud3h
Heatsink AeroFlow FX 120
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W
RAM 4GB 1066MHz Geil
Case NZXT Panzerbox
GPU Radeon 4850 512MB
Harddrive 160GB Seagate for OS; 1TB Seagate for apps

Take note that we do not optimize our systems for the best results. We pair our review items with fair components. Sometimes they are faster than what is common, but we do try to be fair. This example is much closer to a common build. For comparison, run these benchmarks on your own machine at home.

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