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Old April 27, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I'd be very surprised if Bulldozer ends up being compatible with AM3.
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Old April 27, 2010, 02:01 PM
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I broke down and bought an AMD 1090T from NCIX. There showing no stock so I'm on a waiting list no big. Can't wait for this show up. Now just need to pick up the new Crosshair IV.
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Old April 27, 2010, 02:45 PM
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i have been a loyal AMD fan since my first single core gaming machine running on an Athlon 64 processor.. it kicked ass even running grid on a middle and high quality mix and an Nvidia 8600GT .... i always found my AMD computers to kick ass.. this just shows that AMD is coming back.. they are gonna be cheap and they are gonna kick some ass with these X6 processors..
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Old April 27, 2010, 02:47 PM
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You of all people should not be criticizing others' grammar.
haha I was thinking the same thing before I read your post; after I finished what he wrote I thought.. "Hmm, I'm not really sure I quite understand anything that was just said there" haha.


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Nice review! Good to see AMD bring out a really great chip such as this!
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Excellent! AMD's back in the game! Affordable 6 core CPU are finally out where you don't have to pay an arm and leg for them.

I got a question. The Intel Core iX series, was hyper-threading enabled or disabled? I'm going to guess that HT was enabled.
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I got a question. The Intel Core iX series, was hyper-threading enabled or disabled? I'm going to guess that HT was enabled.
Enabled, except on the i5-750 of course.
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Old April 27, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Excellent review MAC, thank you!

Looks like AMD's got a winner here- competing with the i7 870 in many instances while retailing at about half the price at launch. Even a miserly penny pincher like me can't deny those results! Very excited to see future AMD hexacores.
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They have some aggressive pricing. Well done AMD. Now if only you could compete with Intel's high end...
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They have some aggressive pricing. Well done AMD. Now if only you could compete with Intel's high end...
actually making a killing in lo to mid end might just be the ticket. sure they make a truckload of cash on the higher end cpus, but how man yare sold? :)

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The main point here is "extreme" proc features on the 1090T without the extreme pricing. It won't bench as well, but you'll get a chance to do all the tweaking you want while still being able to put out decent performance.

For me, the extra $100 for the black edition was an easy decision as it gives me full control over balancing HT/HTT/Mem speeds.

On another note..... One feature of the whole AM3 lineup that I've noticed has been conspicuously absent from any type of usage/review has been the promise of being able to clock the cores individually. This was a promised feature that would allow enthusiasts to downclock a weak core in favour of higher clocks on the stronger ones... so far I've found the settings in bios that should be doing this, but have as yet been unable to get any benefit from it, nor have I seen any suggestion online that other folks have been able to achieve higher OCs from it. Anybody else come across a certified stable AM3 OC that took advantage of it?
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