New today are the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, the Athlon II X3 455 and the Phenom II X2 565, both unlocked Black Edition CPUs.  The new flagship 1100T, at about $265 has of course lowered the prices on the two previous hexa core models, the 1090T and the 1075T, meaning you can get your hands on a choice of 6 core processors from AMD without coming near the $300 mark.  In Josh’s tests the CPU was able to take on the i7 860, a CPU that cost about $100 more.  Check out the performance of a chip that is likely to feature in low cost, high powered gaming systems.

“The X6 1100T is a really good processor for the price. The Turbo Core clock increase allows it to accelerate lightly threaded applications as compared to older dual/triple/quad cores. Having 6 full cores helps tremendously in heavily threaded applications which can leverage the power of those 6 cores. We are at the point where processor performance for even single threaded applications is not holding users back to any significant degree, so nearly any CPU will be good for desktop applications and internet browsing. Once we get into heavy gaming, transcoding, graphics work, and rendering do we see the need for high end processors.”

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