Best AMD Processor – Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

Are you a hardcore gamer or a computer enthusiast that is looking for the best AMD processor? The Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition is perfect for you. Why? Read on.

This processor is our first choice for number of reasons. First, intel processors are insanely over priced comparable to its equivalent AMD. Second, AMD are able to compete head to head with intel. Third, intel changes their socket frequently every time they launch new processors and AMD stick to their socket.

AMD Phenom X4 prices are close enough with AMD Phenom X6 there before it would be wiser for us to choose the Phenom X6.

Available AMD Phenom X6 processors are 1055T 2.8 GHz, 1075T 3.0GHz, 1090T 3.2 GHz Black Edition and the latest 1100T 3.3 GHz Black Edition. Notice the increase in their frequency increase at.2GHz and.1GHz for 1100T respectively.

The 1055T is available at $ 179, the 1075T at $ 199 and the 1090T is at $ 229. The price increase between them is at $ 20 to $ 30. If you're happy to throw in some extra money on it you better go with the 1090T black edition.

Now, here comes the latest 1100T 3.3 GHz black edition priced at $ 280. There's a big difference in their price compare with the 1090T but small in speed (at.1 GHz). I think the 1100T does not justify much their price and not worthy to spend some cash on it.

The Verdict

The winner for the best AMD processor here is the Phenom X6 1090T 3.2 GHz Black Edition. The performance level of this processor is above my expectation and more than its price. If you pair it with a descent motherboard for this processor like the Crosshair IV Formula you can push it further up to more than 4GHz. If you're a bit short in budget go for the 1055T and you can go far if you overclock it.