When it comes to cooling the CPU inside your computer, most machines use an old-fashioned fan and a heat sink. There are some enthusiasts that use large liquid cooling systems with huge copper water blocks and massive radiators with several fans but those systems are expensive and bulky.
CyberPower has been making gaming rigs running from entry level to the high-end for a long time. The company has announced its new line of gaming rigs based on the new AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor. The machines are available in several different price ranges.
So AMD's new hexacore CPU range is official, it's cheap (comparatively speaking), but is it any good? For that we turn to the bevy of launch-day reviews, and if you're the sort of person who sneaks a look at the last page of a book because they simply have to know the outcome, here it is: for the money, the Phenom II X6 1090T processor is threatening to give Intel's similarly priced chips something of a spanking. More after the cut.
AMD have officially launched their new AMD Phenom II X6 processor, the hexacore chip we've heard rumors regarding for several months now, together with the new AMD 890FX chipset to go along with it. While the new CPUs aren't quite fast enough to take the speed crown away from Intel's Core i7 chips, AMD do hold the value card: the flagship AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor, for instance, is a 3.2GHz bargain at $285.
AMD has been gradually dripping out information about their hexacore Phenom II X6 processors over the past few months, but at least one Chinese retailer seems to have jumped the gun and put official, boxed chips on the market already. EXPReview picked up a few AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processors from a local store, with the 2.8GHz chip costing RMB 1,999 ($293).
AMD may be trying to keep a lid on their upcoming hexacore AMD Phenom II X6 processors, but ASUS are just too excited about their motherboards to play along. The company has announced which motherboards in its range will be compatible with the new processors - codenamed Thuban - thanks to a new batch of BIOS updates.
We have already been talking about the new AMD 6-core CPUs that are inbound in the past. Pricing for the new parts showed up last month with the 1090T BE for $295 and the 1055T at $199. Earlier this month we also talked about some of the CPUs already landing for sale on Chinese retailer sites.
AMD's rumored plans to take on Intel Turbo Boost have been confirmed, with the company quietly acknowledging that their upcoming hexacore processors will support a dynamic clock boost technology called AMD Turbo CORE. Like with the Intel system, the six-core AMD Phenom II CPUs will be able to overclock up to three heavily-taxed cores by up to 500MHz, while the remaining cores are left idle (saving power and reducing heat output).
AMD makes some great processors that gamers and all sorts of other computer users like to cram inside their machines. After years of AMD not being found in many machines thanks to some nefarious practice sat Intel, the AMD parts are now found everywhere. iBUYPOWER has announced that it is adding AMD-powered gaming machines to its line of gaming desktop computers.