AMD Preps Phenom II X6 1090Tand Other 6-Core Chips for Release Next Week

If you’re wanting to jump on the 6-core bandwagon without spending upwards of $1,000, the wait is almost over, folks. Next Tuesday, April 27, AMD is scheduled to release its Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition clocked at 3.2GHz, as well as a handful of other six-core processors.

AMD might have wanted to wait a little longer, but a few retailers outside of the U.S. have already listed the chips for sale, so there wouldn’t be much point in holding out much longer. And the time is ripe to go up against Intel anyway, whose only six-core chip is the ultra-pricey Core i7 980X.

Look for AMD to come out swinging with at least four different six-core CPUs next Tuesday, some of which are expected to debut with a 95W TDP. The slowest of these will come clocked at 2.6GHz.

Anyone planning on picking one of these up next week? How much would you be willing to spend on a six-core processor? Are we at a point where we need six cores of processing power? Hit the jump and sound off!


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