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Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

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AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.08 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62 °C vs 55 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2010 vs Apr, 2009 Release date over a year later
Front view of AMD Opteron 2379 HE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 52.52 $/year 4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 146.29 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core

Features Key features of the Phenom II X6 Black 1090T  vs Opteron 2379 HE 

clock speed

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X6 Black 1090T  vs
Opteron 2379 HE 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
F
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 55W
Annual home energy cost 52.52 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 146.29 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption N/A 44.69W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom II X6 Black 1090T  vs
Opteron 2379 HE 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 16 12
Voltage range 1.13 - 1.4V 1.32 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.08 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.08 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T
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