AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8Ghz Clock) Hexacore for £134.99 plus FREE DELIVERY @Dabs - HotUKDeals
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An excellent price for a hexacore! A brilliant alternative to an AMD quad core!

Brilliant for video-encoding and can handle even the most stressful games.

Can overclock easily to 4Ghz!!!

That's £22.50 per core LMAO!
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#1
Wow, good price, i payed the same for a Phenom 2 945 quad back in April.
#2
this is the going rate :/!
same price on aria and scan but they offer free next day delivery (albeit through forums)
#3
@Lucas4

Yeah, but why go through that forum thing when you don't need to here!

(BTW, I have done that forum thing, lol!)
#4
A good deal, £155 at Ebuyer. It's worth pointing out that these are the lower power CPU's at 95watts, rather than the higher 125watt beasts. So easier on your system, potentially less heat and all that. I was wrong, it's the 125watt version. (Don't know if there's a code for strike-through)

I must admit I did regret buying the slower quadcore cpu's when they first came out. Really would appreciate more speed from a single core. I know you can overclock but on cheaper hardware, cheaper memory etc. it's not ideal. The 3.3ghz 1100T's are £216 which is steep compared to this but if I were to upgrade, it would be to that chip.

I guess if you were an avid user of apps/games that use more cores and you're on a really tight budget, this would be the chip to go for but I tend to think once you're looking at 6 cores, you're a bit of a speed demon and might regret the 2.8ghz speed vs the 3.3ghz per core later on.

Edited By: techpops on Dec 12, 2010 23:27: Correcting bad info
#5
techpops
A good deal, £155 at Ebuyer. It's worth pointing out that these are the lower power CPU's at 95watts, rather than the higher 125watt beasts. So easier on your system, potentially less heat and all that.

I must admit I did regret buying the slower quadcore cpu's when they first came out. Really would appreciate more speed from a single core. I know you can overclock but on cheaper hardware, cheaper memory etc. it's not ideal. The 3.3ghz 1100T's are £216 which is steep compared to this but if I were to upgrade, it would be to that chip.

I guess if you were an avid user of apps/games that use more cores and you're on a really tight budget, this would be the chip to go for but I tend to think once you're looking at 6 cores, you're a bit of a speed demon and might regret the 2.8ghz speed vs the 3.3ghz per core later on.


No point upgrading to the 1100T, not much speed boost over a 1090T and just isn't worth the extra money.
1 Like #6
Have games started to fully take advantage of the extra 2 cores yet? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
#7
But its still crap.

I'd rather get http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941
#8
Horrorwood
But its still crap.

I'd rather get http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941


The i5 650 is terrible! Its a pointless piece of hardware which is rendered useless by the £10 more expensive i5-750 and i7-760!

And the X6 is not crap! With Intel, you have to pay £800 to get a Hexacore! This is 6x cheaper!

Buy this, then use that £700 you saved and get a 6970, 3 monitors and the rest of a gaming rig!

And this can also be used for video-encoding; 6 real cores over 4 real and 4 (2 actually) theoretical cores.
#9
Horrorwood
But its still crap.

I'd rather get http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941

Ludicrous comment.
#10
going by this the 1055T is much faster than that i5 650


passmark x6 1055t

passmark i5 650
#11
Chewyone

And this can also be used for video-encoding; 6 real cores over 4 real and 4 (2 actually) theoretical cores.


Sorry I did mean to link to the i5-750.

Yes it can be used for video encoding but can you show me a link where its any good? Because it seems to lose to a quad core i series CPU here.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-1055t-reviewed/7
#12
Horrorwood
Chewyone

And this can also be used for video-encoding; 6 real cores over 4 real and 4 (2 actually) theoretical cores.


Sorry I did mean to link to the i5-750.

Yes it can be used for video encoding but can you show me a link where its any good? Because it seems to lose to a quad core i series CPU here.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-1055t-reviewed/7


Still, the AMD cores are, IMO, better and easier to overclock, especially the quad and hexacores.
You can easily get them to 4GHZ and I heard some people got it to 5GHZ on an air cooler!

And then you got the crazies who get it to 7GHZ :D
#13
the QX range is the superior 775 chips, they arent a bog standard intel quad core, they were a top range chip! like the I7 extreme of the core 2 range to put it into perspective.
#14
Ive got a 1090t nyah nyah nyah nyah :p
#15
Horrorwood
But its still crap.
I'd rather get[url= target=] http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941

Then get it and stop pointless (and idiotic) rubbishing of a good - VERY good actually - cpu.
Oh - and the i5 ISN'T a 6 core. It's a 2 core.
This is.
Decent deal the i5 one, mind. Has to be said.
Excellent cpu.
#16
Chewyone

No point upgrading to the 1100T, not much speed boost over a 1090T and just isn't worth the extra money.


I know it's only 100mhz faster per core but still, that's 600mhz faster overall and the turbo boost shenanigans it gets up to offers the same boost again of 100mhz per core over the older model. So for me, sitting here twiddling my thumbs while Cinema 4D renders, I'd snatch the 1100, or rather I will once I get xmas out of the way and my wallet is my own again.

But fair comment, there's a big saving going for the slightly slower chip.
#17
Chewyone

Still, the AMD cores are, IMO, better


Cool I think I'll get one then because all reviews must be rubbish. Thanks for the help.

Edited By: Horrorwood on Dec 12, 2010 22:42
#18
i know how to fix a computer, install new hardware and software properly and in detail...i consider myself an advanced user but how the hell you guys can compare things like CPU models and how they work with different memory so fast an accurate is beyond me..its impressive!
#19
How would this compare to a Q6600 clocked to 3ghz? It should be better at multi core apps which I make use of but what about 1 core performance?
#20
Chewyone
@Lucas4

Yeah, but why go through that forum thing when you don't need to here!

(BTW, I have done that forum thing, lol!)

coz you get next day delivery with scan and aria whereas you dont with dabs.
helps if the snow is coming in ;)!
#21
eddybrown
How would this compare to a Q6600 clocked to 3ghz? It should be better at multi core apps which I make use of but what about 1 core performance?


That's comparing a nice, pretty quick but easily tuned Ford fiesta to a fiery, meaty dodge viper.

And the lambourghini is an I7 980x overclocked!
#22
cmx152
i know how to fix a computer, install new hardware and software properly and in detail...i consider myself an advanced user but how the hell you guys can compare things like CPU models and how they work with different memory so fast an accurate is beyond me..its impressive!


Cool story bro :D
#23
eddybrown
How would this compare to a Q6600 clocked to 3ghz? It should be better at multi core apps which I make use of but what about 1 core performance?


That's where this isn't so hot. You're basically trading more cores against less speed per core with this model. The 3.2ghz model sounds like it would suit you better, it automatically clocking to 3.6ghz if required with its turbonutter mode. I'm not sure what this version gets boosted to, probably around 3.2ghz.
#24
techpops
A good deal, £155 at Ebuyer. It's worth pointing out that these are the lower power CPU's at 95watts, rather than the higher 125watt beasts. So easier on your system, potentially less heat and all that...


This is the 125W version, also available at eBuyer for £140 (manufacturer #: HDT55TFBGRBOX).
The new 95W version is available for £155 from eBuyer (manufacturer #: HDT55TWFK6DGR, not available @ dabs).

Edited By: alien7 on Dec 12, 2010 23:07
#25
techpops
eddybrown
How would this compare to a Q6600 clocked to 3ghz? It should be better at multi core apps which I make use of but what about 1 core performance?


That's where this isn't so hot. You're basically trading more cores against less speed per core with this model. The 3.2ghz model sounds like it would suit you better, it automatically clocking to 3.6ghz if required with its turbonutter mode. I'm not sure what this version gets boosted to, probably around 3.2ghz.


Sounds like a Sandy Bridge will suit him better next month.
#26
alien7
techpops
A good deal, £155 at Ebuyer. It's worth pointing out that these are the lower power CPU's at 95watts, rather than the higher 125watt beasts. So easier on your system, potentially less heat and all that...


This is the 125W version, also available at eBuyer for £140 (manufacturer #: HDT55TFBGRBOX).
The new 95W version is available for £155 from eBuyer (manufacturer #: HDT55TWFK6DGR, not available @ dabs).


Well played, I shall go sit in the box of shame and try harder to look at model numbers in the future.
#27
Chewyone
And the X6 is not crap! With Intel, you have to pay £800 to get a Hexacore! This is 6x cheaper!
Yes, but then this doesn't even come close to going up against i7 hexacores. The 1055T can barely compete with an i7 920 (and 920 still comes out on top), never mind 970's and 980X's...
You get a little more bang for your buck from AMD, nothing more. They will never be able to compete at the top end and keep prices down.

Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 23:32: .
#28
Hmmm....this or the 965?

Gaming and general use.
#29
jukkie
Chewyone
And the X6 is not crap! With Intel, you have to pay £800 to get a Hexacore! This is 6x cheaper!

Yes, but then this doesn't even come close to going up against i7 hexacores. The 1055T can barely compete with an i7 920 (and 920 still comes out on top), never mind 970's and 980X's...
You get a little more bang for your buck from AMD, nothing more. They will never be able to compete at the top end and keep prices down.


From general experience, you will really not see a difference between an I7 980x and a amd 1090t.... apart from £800 missing from your wallet :D
#30
Istanbul_Kop
Hmmm....this or the 965?

Gaming and general use.


965 for gaming, 1055t for more video encoding, 2 extra fps etc.

Better if you go for 965 and save that money for ram or a Gpu or a hdd
#31
jukkie
Chewyone
And the X6 is not crap! With Intel, you have to pay £800 to get a Hexacore! This is 6x cheaper!

Yes, but then this doesn't even come close to going up against i7 hexacores. The 1055T can barely compete with an i7 920 (and 920 still comes out on top), never mind a 980X...


Definitely nowhere near an i7-980x. However the 1055T is cheaper than an i7-920. For this price it's an excellent CPU. You can even run one on a £30 Asrock mobo (ASRock N68C-S UCC) if you are er really strapped for cash, I wouldn't do it personally, but it's an option that would make an ultra budget hex core system. For £134 I can't find reason enough to criticise the 1055T.
#32
Chewyone
jukkie
Chewyone
And the X6 is not crap! With Intel, you have to pay £800 to get a Hexacore! This is 6x cheaper!
Yes, but then this doesn't even come close to going up against i7 hexacores. The 1055T can barely compete with an i7 920 (and 920 still comes out on top), never mind 970's and 980X's...You get a little more bang for your buck from AMD, nothing more. They will never be able to compete at the top end and keep prices down.
From general experience, you will really not see a difference between an I7 980x and a amd 1090t.... apart from £800 missing from your wallet :D
I build PC's for a living, I'm pretty sure I've seen the differences myself...
How did you compare the CPU's, open a few websites and word document or two? (_;)

Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 23:45
#33
No, I use real chips instead of discontinued ones (I7-920)
#34
@jukkie if you build pcs for a living, where do you work?
#35
The i7-930 has little performance difference over the i7-920 and costs more. I don't see the need to question his credentials, he posts on here enough and is pretty much on the ball. I don't always agree with him, but then we computer builders/techs do like to question each other in a healthy discussion :)

Every man and his dog is a computer builder. There is little skill in actually building a PC. The skills in building are in choosing hardware and overclocking if required. In terms of repairing computers it's all about experience and knowing what to do and when to do it, naturally. I recently fixed a laptop that another computer tech took 3 days to try and fix and still never did it. The laptop was connecting to a router using WPA2 but not working, and the router used mixed WPA/WPA2. so after 3 days the other tech disabled the encryption and used some foil! to redirect the signal so that other people outside wouldn't be able to connect lol! well that's what he told the customer. All I did was update the wifi adapter drivers as it was obvious it couldn't cope with WPA2 properly. I simply proved it by using my laptop to connect to the router using WPA2 encryption, proving the router worked fine. The other tech didn't think to try that. A very simple problem can take forever to fix if you don't know what you're doing or don't have the experience. Anyway I'm just waffling now.




Edited By: fishmaster on Dec 13, 2010 00:04: waffley versatile
#36
Great find. I'm on more of a budget for a PC purchase. So simply going for

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ555WFGMBOX] £65.79 inc VAT

from overclockers, because it unlocks to a quad core.
#37
chortle
Great find. I'm on more of a budget for a PC purchase. So simply going for

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ555WFGMBOX] £65.79 inc VAT

from overclockers, because it unlocks to a quad core.


A little buying a lottery ticket and expecting to win!
#38
chortle
Great find. I'm on more of a budget for a PC purchase. So simply going for

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ555WFGMBOX] £65.79 inc VAT

from overclockers, because it unlocks to a quad core.


I'll rephrase that for you, "because I really hope it unlocks to a quad core, otherwise I should have actually spent my money on a quad core"

Core unlocking is not guaranteed. You might get a quad core, tri core, or stuck with a dual core, and even if you get a core or two unlocked and wish to overclock that could end up being a problem. Admittedly I am being pessimistic but if you actually need a quad core then buy one, as you could well be p****d off if your CPU doesn't unlock to a quad.




Edited By: fishmaster on Dec 13, 2010 00:43
#39
fishmaster
The i7-930 has little performance difference over the i7-920 and costs more. I don't see the need to question his credentials, he posts on here enough and is pretty much on the ball. I don't always agree with him, but then we computer builders/techs do like to question each other in a healthy discussion :)

Every man and his dog is a computer builder. There is little skill in actually building a PC. The skills in building are in choosing hardware and overclocking if required. In terms of repairing computers it's all about experience and knowing what to do and when to do it, naturally. I recently fixed a laptop that another computer tech took 3 days to try and fix and still never did it. The laptop was connecting to a router using WPA2 but not working, and the router used mixed WPA/WPA2. so after 3 days the other tech disabled the encryption and used some foil! to redirect the signal so that other people outside wouldn't be able to connect lol! well that's what he told the customer. All I did was update the wifi adapter drivers as it was obvious it couldn't cope with WPA2 properly. I simply proved it by using my laptop to connect to the router using WPA2 encryption, proving the router worked fine. The other tech didn't think to try that. A very simple problem can take forever to fix if you don't know what you're doing or don't have the experience. Anyway I'm just waffling now.





I think its worth remembering computer users are divided into three types:

Novice, Intermediate and Expert.

Novice Users - People who are afraid that simply pressing a key might break their computer.

Intermediate Users - People who don't know how to fix their computer after they've just pressed a key that broke it.

Expert Users - People who press the keys that break other people's computers.

But seriously, none of this computer building requires anything more than the most basic skills. All you really need is a screwdriver, google and some patience. I just wish we didn't have to wade through the company A vs company B arguments. I like to think of it this way. Intel users need AMD users and vice versa. If either company had no competition, there would be no need to keep the prices down and develop better products. Competition leads to better deals for all of us.
#40
chortle
Great find. I'm on more of a budget for a PC purchase. So simply going for

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ555WFGMBOX] £65.79 inc VAT

from overclockers, because it unlocks to a quad core.

chortle
Great find. I'm on more of a budget for a PC purchase. So simply going for

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ555WFGMBOX] £65.79 inc VAT

from overclockers, because it unlocks to a quad core.



Personally, I would go for a phenom ii x4 9xx for around £10-20 extra and get that quad which u really will need in the coming years.

For example, you can get yourself a nice athlon ii x4 645 for £75 (ebuyer) and that has double the cores of your 555 and should be quicker.

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