Overclocking Testing and Results
Without much elbow grease, I was able to push all 6 cores of the 1090T up to nearly 4.0 GHz on basic air cooling.
Taking the northbridge portion to 2.4 GHz is also very easy, and it results in a hefty performance boost. As users may or may not remember, the northbridge portion consists of the memory controller, HT controller, and the L3 cache. By increasing the speed of the memory controller and the L3 cache in particular, the processor gains a few % of performance for very little effort. Using DDR-3 1600 memory with the NB clocked to 2.4 results in streaming bandwidth numbers closing in on 16 to 17 GB/sec.