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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T: Six-core Galore!

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T is a mid-price six-core CPU which is less than a quarter as compared to the price of Intel’s high-end offering. Compared to its competitors, it is a good choice especially for those who are tight on budget.

Description: Description: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T

On a good note, this AMD Phenom II X6 1075T provides good performance in fully threaded applications. Its dynamic clock speed can accelerate programs that access a single-core. On the contrary, it cannot approach that of Intel’s counterpart; it is also not unlocked for overclocking. With the following key specifications, this product is indeed a good choice:

                Number of Cores: Six (6)

                Socket Type: AM3; AM2+

                Front-Side Bus: HyperTransport 3.0

                Operating Frequency: 3GHz

The product falls right among AMD's previous six-core CPUs. With Intel still holding the leadership in terms of performance, AMD, on the other hand, has an edge over the price, compatibility, and upgradability. With AMD Phenom X6 1075T, a quite-close performance to Intel’s Core i7 870 was recorded.

If quad-core is overkill for many users, then six-core is more than that. This is because software still cannot take advantage of its performance. Unless a user is tackling intensive tasks, this type of CPU won’t really make any sense.

This is the reason why AMD still offers dual-core and triple-core CPUs as good options not only for those who need a speedy, affordable CPU but for gamers too.

An advantage that AMD Phenom II X6 1075T has over its competitors aside from its affordability, is its ability to ramp up to 3.5GHz, considering that it only has 3GHz, when utilized on a task that requires a single-CPU core. With this, the user can appreciate the full benefits and advantages of using a CPU with additional cores.

Only a number of software nowadays requires multi-core CPUs to increase speed. Applications such as Adobe’s Creative Suit and Sony’s Vegas Video Editor can take advantage of the six-core CPUs. Those who play games would also benefit from using such kinds of CPUs as extra cores allow the game to be more extensive and enjoyable as the speed is absolutely fantastic; though the fact still remains that there just a few games that can make use of such extra cores. Expect more to come as innovation in continuously moving fast paced.

AMD and Intel have their own shares in the market. It is up to the consumers which one to patronize. The decision shall be based on which is affordable while at the same time can provide what they need.