System Setup and Testing Configuration
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Our Phenom II X6 1090T (misreported as something called a 1095T) runs at 800 MHz while idle with the power features enabled.

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The base clock rate of the CPU is 3.2 GHz and it will run at that speed during most loads and with Turbo Core Technology disabled.

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However WITH Turbo Core Technology, up to three cores will run as high as 3.6 GHz, seen here.  Notice also though that voltage spikes quite a bit and this will affect power consumption.


For our testing suite and application benchmarks the process is almost exactly the same as it has been for the last year.  In a couple of instances though where we manually specify the number of threads the application uses, we have increased our maximum from 8 threads to 12 to compensate for the 6-cores and 12-threads that Gulftown and Thuban are capable of.  For the rest of the CPUs that don’t have the ability to work on 6/12 threads simultaneously, the differences between performance of 8 threads and 12 threads is close to zero.

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