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AMD Phenom™ II 1090T 3.20 GHz X6 Processor 9 MB L3 - Socket AM3 - £90.97 @ Stuff-uk.net
AMD Phenom™ II 1090T 3.20 GHz X6 Processor 9 MB L3 - Socket AM3 - £90.97 @ Stuff-uk.net

AMD Phenom™ II 1090T 3.20 GHz X6 Processor 9 MB L3 - Socket AM3 - £90.97 @ Stuff-uk.net

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Seems we're going to see a good few of the Phenom II CPUs coming down ridiculously in price... seems a really good price for an X6!

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Incredible actually. I never like to tie myself to Intel vs AMD, or Nvidia Vs Ati. I admit I'm really tempted by the Intel 2500K, but a 6 core processor sounds brilliant.

Hot.

Original Poster

I have to say that bang for buck goes to AMD everytime, I couldn't afford anything that is equivalent from the Intel's camp... VERY, VERY tempted!

Just trying to think, why da hella I need it, when my old x64 6000 capable to do everything I need for now. But price is sooo hot!

Original Poster

Was wondering where the collection was from... Shame it's not Glasgow!

Can probably get Amazon to match this price and get super saver delivery if delivery price is an issue.

Narkodrom - The old rule of managing computer money, don't let temptation be your guide, only get it if you need it It's an expensive world when you don't

Anyone recommend a good AM3 Motherboard - with USB3 but not too concerned about Dual GFX though has to have 4DIMM ports and decent sound chip.

Thanks.

6 core for under £100, Mental! Hotter than its heat sink!

Darkle

I admit I'm really tempted by the Intel 2500K, but a 6 core processor … I admit I'm really tempted by the Intel 2500K, but a 6 core processor sounds brilliant.Hot.



imo 2500K is worth the extra £50ish over this 6 core, performance is so much better and lower power consumption, Overclocking is insane..

Phenom 1090T 6 core VS Intel i5 2500K here, anandtech.com/ben…288
Edited by: "Hanktank" 10th May 2011

is this the 49th best processor in the world?

Thanks for that Hanktank. I think I'm pretty set on the 2500K, that's a fantastic web page.

Still this is a great bang for buck.

Ive got this and it's excellent.
The fanboys of Intel can scream all they like (and throw their knickers at the TV adverts) but as the yanks say - it's out of sight when it comes to "bang for buck"

wow, great price for this I have this in my main box. could build a nice semi budget box with this, remember sandybridge mobos will be still £100+ as apposed to £60 for an am3. depends what you want really

Daniel_Saeed

Anyone recommend a good AM3 Motherboard - with USB3 but not too concerned … Anyone recommend a good AM3 Motherboard - with USB3 but not too concerned about Dual GFX though has to have 4DIMM ports and decent sound chip.Thanks.


Can't go wrong with Gigabyte.
Ive got a Foxconn, and it's a poor replacement for the Gigabytes Ive always had

Original Poster

Hanktank

imo 2500K is worth the extra £50ish over this 6 core, performance is so … imo 2500K is worth the extra £50ish over this 6 core, performance is so much better and lower power consumption, Overclocking is insane..Phenom 1090T 6 core VS Intel i5 2500K here, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=288


The Phenom X6 overtakes the Intel on quite a few of those benchmarks... and what if, like me, you really can't afford the extra on the 2500k? In that case this CPU is an absolute steal, I've read that the next X6 up (1100t) overclocks to the same 4GHz speed as this one!

Original Poster

My motherboard of choice if I bite the bullet and build a new AM3 system? Sometimes down to around £75 on a weekly basis on Scan's Today Only...
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870 AM3 Motherboard

How about a couple of sticks of this to get you going?
Kingston Hyper X KHX1600C9AD3B1/2G / 2GB / PC3-12800 / 1600MHz / DDR3 / 240 Pin / CL9 / Unbuffered DIMM / Computer Memory

And a stunning bang for buck graphics card?
1GB XFX HD 5830, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4500MHz GDDR5, GPU 840MHz, 1120 Cores, DP/ 2xDL DVI-I/ HDMI
Edited by: "bleachershane" 10th May 2011

droyden

remember sandybridge mobos will be still £100+



Intel Sandybridge 1155 P67 'b3' motherboard £86.33 free delivery - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/255159

bleachershane

The Phenom X6 overtakes the Intel on quite a few of those benchmarks...



Well thats just not true lol, I think the x6 pulls ahead by a tiny margin in maybe 2 benchmarks, 7zip? In every other benchmark the 2500k beats it by a large margin at stock speeds, there is no comparison when you overclock the 2500K performance is just insane...

It is a good price for a 6 core, if you already have an AMD mobo than its a good upgrade, but if your building a new PC a Sandybridge would make a better long term upgrade, especially with Ivybridge 22nm 3D Cpu's confirmed to work on 1155 Motherboard's. Gives a long powerful upgrade path..



Edited by: "Hanktank" 10th May 2011

bleachershane

My motherboard of choice if I bite the bullet and build a new AM3 system? … My motherboard of choice if I bite the bullet and build a new AM3 system? Sometimes down to around £75 on a weekly basis on Scan's Today Only...Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870 AM3 MotherboardHow about a couple of sticks of this to get you going?[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com%2FPC%2FPCs%2F4-%2F17288843%2FKingston-Hyper-X-KHX1600C9AD3B1-2G-2GB-PC3-12800-1600MHz-DDR3-240-Pin-CL9-Unbuffered-DIMM-Computer-Memory%2FProduct.html%3Fsearchtype%3Dallproducts%26searchsource%3D0%26searchstring%3D1600mhz%26urlrefer%3Dsearch]Kingston Hyper X KHX1600C9AD3B1/2G / 2GB / PC3-12800 / 1600MHz / DDR3 / 240 Pin / CL9 / Unbuffered DIMM / Computer Memory[/url]And a stunning bang for buck graphics card?1GB XFX HD 5830, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4500MHz GDDR5, GPU 840MHz, 1120 Cores, DP/ 2xDL DVI-I/ HDMI


Niice setup, although the CL9 would be a little worrying on the RAM.

The performance over the 955 isn't as huge as I'd expect it to be. No difference between the 2 in gaming: anandtech.com/ben…=88

Original Poster

16 wins for the 2500k
22 wins for the 1090t

Yes, I am fully aware of real world performance etc, but I genuinely think that for £90 it's an absolute bargain over the 2500k... If you weren't bothered by SATA III or USB3 you could get a motherboard with inbuilt graphics Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G AM3 Motherboard for under £60 and then you're close to building a 6-core system for silly prices!

Original Poster

Oh, and a Biostar vs a Gigabyte or MSI? Hmm!

Overall if you wait 3-4 month AMD Bulldozer chip will be out. It will be over 20-25% faster on average compared to this chip. The accelerated process Units Bulldozers will eat the Phenom II x6 alive. Expect a price drop soon after the Bulldozer come out. How many apps actually use 6 cores now??

Intel will have the Sandy bridge Apu processor around November 2011. Again it is predicted to be faster than AMD new Bulldozer chip.

Based on current chips. I think the Intel i2500k would perform much better than this Phenem 1090t chips. It is meant to be over 10-20% plus faster. Although it costs £40 or so more.

For me Bulldozer or Sandybridge chips are the way forward but they will hold a premium and may suffer from bugs on release. First revisions of the chips.

Investing in the current Phemon chip may be somewhat cheap at under £100 but you are buying into a chip nearing the end of its life. One plus on AMD is the motherboards are a bit cheaper. Could be a useful budget system.

For me my core 2 duo works fine for now. I can afford to wait a few months for these new chips to reach retail.

For the price £90 is good value compared to other sites. Will it be good value for its performance in 1-2 months time come Bulldozers??

bleachershane

The Phenom X6 overtakes the Intel on quite a few of those benchmarks... … The Phenom X6 overtakes the Intel on quite a few of those benchmarks... and what if, like me, you really can't afford the extra on the 2500k? In that case this CPU is an absolute steal, I've read that the next X6 up (1100t) overclocks to the same 4GHz speed as this one!



My 1100T is at 4Ghz, on air, and that's just using the basic ASUS auto overclock!

Remember this are last gen AMD chips which were to rival the Nehalem intel ones, not the Sandybridge cpus, AMD's Bulldozer is due out soon which will be why we are seeing these drops I'd imagine.

droyden

heh great! I can sort by price too: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246637



Are you comparing that motherboard to the Intel pP67 1155? There is no comparisson in features or performance, I would rather have 1155 Intel p67 for £86 than that board? Much better board, Sandybridge 2500k/2600k support and future Ivybridge 22nm 3D support... You get what you pay for. Right now even with the AMD price drops, 2500k is the best bang for buck CPU you can buy...

If you have an AMD board this 1090T 6 core or the x 4 955 are good chips, but building a new PC now, it would be foolish not to go for 2500k on 1155 P67...

droyden

Remember this are last gen AMD chips which were to rival the Nehalem … Remember this are last gen AMD chips which were to rival the Nehalem intel ones, not the Sandybridge cpus, AMD's Bulldozer is due out soon which will be why we are seeing these drops I'd imagine.



Yeah Bulldozer in June? AMD are going to release a couple more Phenom II chips though, the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition etc... fudzilla.com/pro…ore

Edited by: "Hanktank" 10th May 2011

bleachershane

16 wins for the 2500K, 22 wins for the 1090T


Look again as in many of those tests the lower scorer is better so your results are way off. If you ignore the synthetic tests and power consumption tests, all of which Intel won, I counted the results 29 to 4 in Intel’s favour.
The Phenom does very well for the price but if you regularly run the applications where Intel trounces the Phenom the Intel chip looks better value otherwise not.
Just don’t buy the Phenom for Folding 24/7 as the extra power consumption would negate the price difference in less than a year especially if over-clocking.
Hot deal.

Good price! Just ordered as there cheaper here than from my supplier

Hanktank

Right now even with the AMD price drops, 2500k is the best bang for buck … Right now even with the AMD price drops, 2500k is the best bang for buck CPU you can buy...If you have an AMD board this 1090T 6 core or the x 4 955 are good chips, but building a new PC now, it would be foolish not to go for 2500k on 1155 P67


Or wait until tomorrow when the P67 becomes obsolete with the release of the Z68 chipset. There may be some good deals on P67 boards in the next month or two due to this.

Brilliant price. Buy an am3+ motherboard and you can upgrade to a bull dozer chip later. Excellent upgrade path by amd imo

Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage conditions the processor is rarely the bottleneck; it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more specifically disc response/seek times.)

So get this processor, instead of the 2500K and use the £50 you save on getting an SSD for your boot drive & frequently used applications.

Original Poster

TehJumpingJawa

Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage … Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage conditions the processor is rarely the bottleneck; it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more specifically disc response/seek times.)So get this processor, instead of the 2500K and use the £50 you save on getting an SSD for your boot drive & frequently used applications.



Sense at last... A faster hard drive makes such a difference it's unbelievable

Pants, ordered one of these with a pile of other bits from Scan on friday for £150, gonna mail them to see if they do any kind of price promise cos thats a hell of a lot cheaper

TehJumpingJawa

Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage … Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage conditions the processor is rarely the bottleneck.


I know what you mean but if you are looking at buying a decent CPU with 4 or more cores then hopefully it will actually get used and then you will notice the difference in real world applications; just look at the real world benchmarks in the Anandtech link given earlier.

TehJumpingJawa

it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more … it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more specifically disc response/seek times.) So get this processor, instead of the 2500K and use the £50 you save on getting an SSD for your boot drive & frequently used applications.


I have a decent SSD and love it but when it comes to serious number crunching a 2500K can improve performance by not just the few seconds that you often get with an SSD but tens of minutes.
It’s a balancing act on how to best allocate funds towards PC hardware; no one way suits everyone. I have a 2500K and a C300 128GB but use integrated graphics which is a heresy to some people.

2500K is a good chip, the Phenom II x6 1090T is also a good chip.and at £90 is a real steal. They both have their merits.

I had the same dilemna, few months back and went with the 2500K and a H67 mobo, which allowed me to use the inbuilt graphics chip in the 2500K. It's a powerful machine and uses much less power than an AMD 'equivilant' which I was looking at the time - Phenon II x6 1100T.

Jellybeans

2500K is a good chip, the Phenom II x6 1090T is also a good chip.and at … 2500K is a good chip, the Phenom II x6 1090T is also a good chip.and at £90 is a real steal. They both have their merits. I had the same dilemna, few months back and went with the 2500K and a H67 mobo, which allowed me to use the inbuilt graphics chip in the 2500K. It's a powerful machine and uses much less power than an AMD 'equivilant' which I was looking at the time - Phenon II x6 1100T.



Get the i5-2500k. Overclocks to 4.5ghz on air comfotably, has inbuilt thermal throttliling (most AMD chips don't). And how many real world programs even use 4 threads let alone 6, not many..... The intel chip will face stomp AMD's offering all day and night in real world use - despite that this offer is amazing at £90/ Have some heat

Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 10th May 2011

intel are too fast at releasing processors. So may wait for an i5-2500k to drop. im glad ebuyer cancelled my order for the mini emachine.

TehJumpingJawa

Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage … Benchmarks are all well and good, but when it comes to real usage conditions the processor is rarely the bottleneck.

TehJumpingJawa

it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more … it's disc I/O that dominates the perceived system performance. (more specifically disc response/seek times.) So get this processor, instead of the 2500K and use the £50 you save on getting an SSD for your boot drive & frequently used applications.



Fair enough; if you've already got an SSD it's perfectly reasonable to go for a top-tier processor.

..and yes, integrated graphics with that hardware?! shocking!

I guess you don't do anything particularly demanding graphically.

Original Poster

Graphics? Pah, I don't play games on my PC, I don't watch blu-rays on it either, but I DO need a CPU for the things I stated above, multimedia encoding, possibly THE most tasking processes you can put through a PC...

When you can get something like the ATI 5830 for not much money, anyone can get a graphics card that does the job with DX11 games...

Agharta

It’s a balancing act on how to best allocate funds towards PC hardware; no … It’s a balancing act on how to best allocate funds towards PC hardware; no one way suits everyone. I have a 2500K and a C300 128GB but use integrated graphics which is a heresy to some people.


I've lost all respect for you sir. Good day!
*turns and leaves*

bleachershane

16 wins for the 2500k22 wins for the 1090t



Uh, you want to try adding up the actual results... and then correcting yourself?

I don't want this very good offer spoilt by descending into 'best manufacturer' arguments but, while you're entitled to differ in your opinion, you should be correct in your facts.
Edited by: "Fnz" 11th May 2011
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