AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor for £99.97 @ PC World
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor for £99.97 @ PC World

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Found 27th Nov 2011
This is HOT web exclusive price
instore price £179.99


Designed with the gamer and heavy multi-tasker in mind, the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor is for AM3-type sockets. This 6-core processor has a speed of 2.8 GHz.

Gaming, heavy multitasking and demanding applications are what this processor was designed for. An impressive 4GT/s bandwidth between the processor and memory allows ultra-fast transfer between those: no more lagging or skips!

The 2.8 GHz frequency can jump to 3.3 GHz thanks to AMD's Turbo CORE technology. Whenever an application requires speed rather than multiple cores, the Phenom II X6 1055T will switch from six to three cores and boost their frequency.

The Phenom II X6 1055T Processor also benefits from useful technologies like PowerNow and CoolCore, which make your whole system energy-effective and nicely quiet.

The Phenom II X6 1055T Processor supports 64-bit as well as 32-bit processing.

If you're looking to put power under the hood of your PC, take a serious look at the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor!

36 Comments

great deal

They have also got the i3-550 on at less than £50 which is super cheap if you can pick up a cheap second hand 1156 mobo.

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djmetsandy

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Where did you spring from! oO A friend of ASB nodoubt!

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Where did you spring from! oO A friend of ASB nodoubt!



Nope, although he may be from the same neck of the woods (Scotland....), he's not someone I know!

Awesome deal!! Couldnt resist just had to buy one. You can get 1.5% Quicdo or Topcashback.

Good deal, have one of these myself... had to laugh at the instore price though of £179.99, got mine almost a year ago to the day and was only £155 approx

can anyone recommend a mobo and ram so i could see the price of a total upgrade?

I have this processor. If you have gaming in mind, it wi run all the latest titles, such as BF3, MW3, FIFA 12 to name a few. It's core clock speed is 2.8GHZ but it is so easy to overclock to 3.8GHZ, just have a look online. Obviously the running of the games require a good graphics card on top.

Nice deal!

Banned

Good price if you already have a motherboard that will support it, wouldnt recommend an AMD for a new build at the moment, what with their FX processors just out (they are rubbish I know but a new revision is due out soon)

Intel all the way for gamers at the moment I'm afraid, even an i3 will beat this in most games.

PCWorld shows Cache = 6MB where as other online stores shows it as 9MB. May be PCWorld got it wrong on their website

xela333

Good price if you already have a motherboard that will support it, … Good price if you already have a motherboard that will support it, wouldnt recommend an AMD for a new build at the moment, what with their FX processors just out (they are rubbish I know but a new revision is due out soon)Intel all the way for gamers at the moment I'm afraid, even an i3 will beat this in most games.



Could you show us some benchmarks to back that up? Not trying to be an idiot, genuinely curious, been out of the PC building thing for a while now...

Xeijin

Could you show us some benchmarks to back that up? Not trying to be an … Could you show us some benchmarks to back that up? Not trying to be an idiot, genuinely curious, been out of the PC building thing for a while now...



His statement isn't fully correct, it should say that some i3 CPUs can beat this CPU. The i3-370M in my laptop certainly doesn't beat this CPU for example. Anyway if you wish to roughly compare CPUs then use this table >

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php

As for the statement about the new FX CPUs they are known as Bulldozer and have been widely regarded as being very disappointing but certainly not rubbish. This is an excellent CPU for the money, you could couple it with this motherboard (don't hate on me for suggesting it! Lol), for a very cheap powerful system >

overclockers.co.uk/sho…948


Edited by: "fishmaster" 27th Nov 2011

Xeijin

Could you show us some benchmarks to back that up? Not trying to be an … Could you show us some benchmarks to back that up? Not trying to be an idiot, genuinely curious, been out of the PC building thing for a while now...



Ignore him, the current bulldozzer chips are ****. The new one's will be improved but by how much, not a lot, that's for sure. AMD are on the edge, they don't have the R&D money to make massive advancements let's be honest.

This is a damn good deal if you want an AMD cpu, personally wouldn't touch them.

fishmaster

His statement isn't fully correct, it should say that some i3 CPUs can … His statement isn't fully correct, it should say that some i3 CPUs can beat this CPU. The i3-370M in my laptop certainly doesn't beat this CPU for example. Anyway if you wish to roughly compare CPUs then use this table >http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.phpAs for the statement about the new FX CPUs they are known as Bulldozer and have been widely regarded as being very disappointing but certainly not rubbish.



I looked at this myself, the only thing slightly annoying about this site is you can't seem to input specific models of processors to be able to compare just those.

Does anyone have a site that you can do that too, can't seem to find one.

yellowplum

I looked at this myself, the only thing slightly annoying about this site … I looked at this myself, the only thing slightly annoying about this site is you can't seem to input specific models of processors to be able to compare just those.Does anyone have a site that you can do that too, can't seem to find one.



You can use the "Find CPU" search box to find each CPU and then compare them, as long as you note down their respective rankings. Doesn't take too long. The site is only rough though for comparison, but it gives you a reasonable idea.

robo989

Ignore him, the current bulldozzer chips are ****. The new one's will be … Ignore him, the current bulldozzer chips are ****. The new one's will be improved but by how much, not a lot, that's for sure. AMD are on the edge, they don't have the R&D money to make massive advancements let's be honest.This is a damn good deal if you want an AMD cpu, personally wouldn't touch them.



I didn't recommend buying a Bulldozer CPU but they aren't rubbish. You should look at a definition of rubbish. AMD have a lot of mileage left in them in their current generation of CPUs and don't forget there will be people who would use this CPU as a cheap upgrade. Anyway I have no wish to clutter this thread further debating the merits and demerits of AMD versus Intel with you, as it's a lot more complex than 1055T versus i3. There's price/performance, existing hardware ownership, integrated gfx (think FM1) to all consider when choosing a CPU. Just blatantly stating Intel are better for all scenerios which I think is what you're alluding to is entirely wrong. There's a lot more to reading one hardware forum and thinking you have all the answers. Anyway that's me done on this particular subject whatever your reply, since it will just clutter this thread.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 27th Nov 2011

Can you couple this processor with the CPU?

thanks guys just ordered a i3 550 for less than £50
Edited by: "yoyo59" 27th Nov 2011

fishmaster

I didn't recommend buying a Bulldozer CPU but they aren't rubbish. You … I didn't recommend buying a Bulldozer CPU but they aren't rubbish. You should look at a definition of rubbish. AMD have a lot of mileage left in them in their current generation of CPUs and don't forget there will be people who would use this CPU as a cheap upgrade. Anyway I have no wish to clutter this thread further debating the merits and demerits of AMD versus Intel, as it's a lot more complex than 1055T versus i3. There's price/performance, existing hardware ownership, integrated gfx (think FM1) to all consider when choosing a CPU. Just blatantly stating Intel are better for all scenerios which I think is what you're alluding to is entirely wrong. There's a lot more to reading one hardware forum and thinking you have all the answers.




Im afraid hes right Intel are better in ever way there's no getting away from it, i always use to have AMD CPU's and wanted the Bulldozer to put a end to the Intel rain but it didn't its to expensive and cant complete with the 2500k in anyway shape or form and even with a refresh by AMD Intel will pull further infront when Ivybridge is released in a few months. The only way this makes sense is if you have a decent AMD setup and a older Quadcore Phenom then it might be fine for a upgrade but there's no way on earth i would choose this for a new build, it may well have 6cores but can be murdered by most Intel processors also remember that the Architecture this is running on is years and years old so that's the reason its pants this is from the days when AMD where the best with there first Athlon 64x CPU's but that's a long time ago.

Im voting Hot for one reason, if you want to build a cheap workstation that's for use with heavily multithreaded applications that can make use of all the 6 cores on this then its cheap but those apps are few and far between and in real world applications its a waste and will be a long time before all apps can make full use of anything more than 4 cores, that's why Intel haven't really bothered as they would rather make a blazing fast 4 core.

lets cut the stories, intel over AMD in single and multi threaded perfomance and performance per pound, but this is a still a good price 20 pound cheaper than amazon, if you realllly need 6 cores

Problem is with the AM3 socket you can easily find a board and a cheap graphics card to put it together (depending on what you are after) but the 1156 boards are now nearly non existent. I have one and love it for what I use it for, but I don't do gaming nor do I perform weather simulations with it just work.

Need another machine for just some basic business stuff to put together but it is hard to find the 1156 boards in H55 or H57 chipsets, can find the P57 easier but that defeats the integrated graphics option.

Great cheap CPU for gaming. Runs battlefield better than most Intels.

amd12345

Great cheap CPU for gaming. Runs battlefield better than most Intels.


wouldnt say that really, its a close run thing, intels are slighly more efficent too, but it comes at a price. i have a 955BE which is ace paired with a gtx 560 ti top. i cant justify spending on intels, they maybe better but you pay for that, performance v price has always been Amd and thats main reason i go AMD route

Battlefield 3 makes very good use of all 6 cores compared to other games, so this is great CPU for bf3.

But like you say its just a better price/performance CPU that's not really that exciting. Runs nicely at 4.1 though.
Edited by: "amd12345" 27th Nov 2011

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my first deal ever

Isn't this one a better deal ? :

AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo

for £122.18 delivered !

hotukdeals.com/dea…107

Mecoconuts

Isn't this one a better deal ? :AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core … Isn't this one a better deal ? :AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbofor £122.18 delivered !http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-amd-bulldozer-fx-6100-socket-am3-6-core-processor-3-30ghz-3-90ghz-turbo-1047107




it depend what you gona use it for, the fx4100 does suprising well in BF3 looking at cpu benchmarks. not sure about the fx6100 though. if your using multi threaded apps, then a hex core chip would perform much better, but the probs with bulldozer is its too ahead of its time, espec with gaming and there arent many games that take advantage of its many cores, even my 955be is better at 99% of games than a FX chip
Edited by: "welsh_andy" 27th Nov 2011

can this be used to/is it a worthy upgrade from amd phenom 9550 quad core 2.2ghz?

thanks in advance

i just bought one of these (as part of a custom built PC)

i have read that they are great for overclocking - i am new to this stuff though

could anyone point me in the right direction, what speed could i safely get to on stock cooler? and if i wanted to upgrade with a new air cooler, what could i get cheaply and what speeds would i see?

thanks a lot, any help would be greatly appreciated

oos

not avail :-(

Damn, saw this was an AMD thread and didn't bother looking earlier. Would have gone for the i3 550 for £49.97, but that's gone now as well.:(

I suppose it will teach me not be so prejudiced against AMD!

It's a misprice for both this and the intel i3. Don't expect PC world to even send you out the product you ordered knowing them.

Bulldozer is (just) faster than Thuban so go with that and choose a socket AM3+ board (backwards compatible with socket AM3 cpus). If you have the money and can wait 3 months then ivy bridge will be out from Intel and give better performance at lower wattage than sandy bridge or any AMD processor. AMD shot themselves in the foot with the bulldozer architecture by sharing an FPU between each pair of cores rather than a discrete FPU per core as is the norm. No idea why they did it (didn't save much real estate on the die) so i'm puzzled. Intel is the way to go unless you are short of cash or upgrading from an older socket AM3 cpu.
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