Believe it or not – this is my first hex-core processor review. 😀 Covered from single core to 4 core 8 threads so far but not a hex-core. Again, my apologies for a long gap between article. Things aren’t all that rosy outside the Internet.
It has a flat surface, it has a lot of pins underneath …… oh wait, LOL. Anyway….
Here are the specs.
And there’s what the overclock that I did.
*Update : I’ve managed to overclock the X6 1100T to 4.1Ghz @ 241 x 17 using the same heatsink, with about 1.5vcore.
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Converting 16 18 megapixel RAW file (CR2 format) into JPG format.
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 3.3ghz)||156 seconds|
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 4.0ghz)||145 seconds|
|i7-2600K (4 core 8 threads @ 3.4ghz)||115 seconds|
|i5-2500K (4 core 4 threads @ 3.4ghz)||125 seconds|
Quit some difference there. The i7 does show signs of utilizing multiple threads.
Arcsoft Media Converter 7
Converting a 1 minute 47 second video taken at 1080p 25fps from a Canon EOS 550D to H264 1280×720 (720p) video.
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 3.3ghz)||44 seconds|
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 4.0ghz)||42 seconds|
|i7-2600K (4 core 8 threads @ 3.4ghz)||37 seconds|
|i5-2500K (4 core 4 threads @ 3.4ghz)||37 seconds|
Overclocking gave very little boost, and the funny thing was that the Arcsoft MC7 only loads the X6 at around 70% – 80%. I have no idea why either.
NOTE : The processor was tested using the Cooler Master Hyper TX-3. Yes, unfortunately I was only handed the processor alone but not the stock heatsink. Based on my best educated guess, espect around 5 to 10 additional degrees celcius when using stock heatsink.
|CPU||Idle (°C)||Load (°C)|
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 3.3ghz)||31||45|
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 4.0ghz)||33||59|
The X6 1100T is priced at around RM 780, and it’s still behind the Core i5 2500 (~RM 630) and Core i7 2600 (~RM 900) and it’s still behind them even after overclocking. 🙁 It’s consumes more power on full load compared to those processors as well.
Until AMD unveils Bulldozer, the X6 1100T the best processor available from AMD.
If you’re setting up a new system, I’m sorry to say that it is clear that Intel is the better option. If you already have an existing Socket AM3 based setup then the X6 range is your cost-effective solution to achieve processing power the level of what Intel’s Core i5 / i7 provides.
*Oh if you want better value for $$$, AMD also have models like X6 1055 (2.80 Ghz), X6 1075T (3 Ghz) and X6 1090T (3.2 Ghz).