AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Review

👤by James Clewer Comments 📅13-11-10

Product on Review: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor
Manufacturer and Sponsor: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
Street Price: Approx £135 At the time of review

AMD are a very large chip manufacturer with many years of experience producing processors and chipsets for both business and home use.

Here’s a little about the company:

Over the course of AMD's four decades in business, silicon and software have become the steel and plastic of the worldwide digital economy. Technology companies have become global pacesetters, making technical advances at a prodigious rate — always driving the industry to deliver more and more, faster and faster.

However, “technology for technology's sake” is not the way we do business at AMD. Our history is marked by a commitment to innovation that's truly useful for customers — putting the real needs of people ahead of technical one-upmanship. AMD founder Jerry Sanders has always maintained that “customers should come first, at every stage of a company's activities.”

My previous reviews of both the Phenom II 555 Black Edition and Athlon II 440 showed that AMD have successfully produced a capable and affordable range of CPU's for enthusiasts of all types.

Right in the top echelon of performance sit their Hex cores - the Black Edition 1090T which boasts an unlocked multiplier and a stock speed of 3.2GHz, the 1075T at 3GHz and the 'affordable' 1055T which runs at 2.8GHz.

We have the 1055T here for testing so it'll be interesting to see how it performs compared to its more affordable downcored brothers and sisters.

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