AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Review

High-end Desktop processor released in 2010 with 6 cores and 6 threads. With base clock at 3.3GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 125W power rating. Phenom II X6 1100T is based on the Thuban 45nm family and part of the Phenom II X6 series.
Price 61%
Speed 43%
Productivity 30%
Gaming 65%
Category Desktop
Target high-end
Socket Compatibility AM3
Integrated Graphics
Cooler Included
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2010 Model
Price 255.45 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 6 Threads
Core Frequency 3.3 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 3.7 GHz
Power Consumption 125 W
Manufacturing Process 45 nm
L3 Cache 6 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 61 %
Speed Score 43 %
Productivity Score 30 %
Gaming Score 65 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 62 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 31 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 15.5 %
Overall Score 30/100

The Phenom II X6 1100T is one of AMD's high-end Desktop processors. It was released in 2010 with 6 cores and 6 threads. With base clock at 3.3GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 125W power rating. The Phenom II X6 1100T is based on the Thuban 45nm family and is part of the Phenom II X6 series.

The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T marks yet another blast from Team AMD, ramping up the intensity of the AMD vs Intel processor war. Still, though, there’s more than just core counts when it comes to a mainstream processor, as single-core performance needs to be on point, especially if you’re hoping to play the best PC games.

AMD's K10 series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

As the higher-priced version of the Phenom II X6 1090T, the Phenom II X6 1100T has higher base and Boost frequencies of 3.3 and 3.7 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Phenom II X6 1090T's PPT tops out at 125W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Phenom II X6 1100T at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Phenom II X6 1090T for roughly equivalent performance to the Phenom II X6 1100T, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Phenom II X6 1090T an Editor's Choice award.

For a 6-core processor, AMD’s $255.45 flagship Phenom II X6 1100T processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 2 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $583 4-core Intel Core i7-880.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, AMD also offers the Phenom II X6 1090T at $255.28. It’s still outfitted with 6-cores and 6-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3.2GHz and maxes out at only 3.6GHz.

The Phenom II X6 1100T clocks up to 3.7Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 3.8GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

There’s a saying that two heads are better than one and, well, 6-cores are better than 4. The extra processing power of the Phenom II X6 1100T puts Intel’s processors to shame, including both its closest competitor and a much higher-spec part.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent high-end chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI, NVIDIA nForce 980a, NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 10.6 150.4 FPS
208.9 FPS
162.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 5.7 140.3 FPS
195 FPS
151.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 7.4 135.7 FPS
185.1 FPS
130.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 9.2 130.3 FPS
180.9 FPS
140.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 6.4 125.2 FPS
173.8 FPS
134.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 7.3 123.4 FPS
168.3 FPS
118.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 12.8 117.1 FPS
156.9 FPS
114.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 9.8 112.1 FPS
153 FPS
108 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 18.1 110.2 FPS
153.1 FPS
118.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 9.1 109.8 FPS
148 FPS
106.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 6.3 103.4 FPS
139.3 FPS
100.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 7.8 102.1 FPS
139.5 FPS
105.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 6.8 102.1 FPS
136.8 FPS
99.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 6.1 98.5 FPS
133.5 FPS
102.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 6.8 87.6 FPS
118.3 FPS
88 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 7.1 81.9 FPS
110.3 FPS
79.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 6.4 78.1 FPS
104.6 FPS
76.4 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 34.9 71.7 FPS
99.2 FPS
73 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 18.6 69.8 FPS
96.6 FPS
71 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 7 68.9 FPS
93.5 FPS
66.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 5.9 67.8 FPS
93 FPS
70 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 6.2 64 FPS
88 FPS
65.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 11 63.3 FPS
86.8 FPS
63.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 6.5 61.1 FPS
83.3 FPS
60.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 49.4 60.7 FPS
84 FPS
63 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 4.9 60.7 FPS
83.7 FPS
63 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 4.4 60.6 FPS
82.8 FPS
59.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 11.7 59.9 FPS
81.2 FPS
58.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 6.6 57.3 FPS
77.8 FPS
55.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 13.5 56.1 FPS
77.4 FPS
56.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 8.9 55.8 FPS
74.7 FPS
54.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 21.8 55 FPS
74.7 FPS
55.9 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 12.7 55 FPS
74.2 FPS
53.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 7.4 53.6 FPS
72.2 FPS
51.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 9.4 52.9 FPS
69.8 FPS
51.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 3.8 52.9 FPS
72.2 FPS
54.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 6.3 52.5 FPS
70.5 FPS
52 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 8 50 FPS
65 FPS
47.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 7.1 49.1 FPS
66.2 FPS
47.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 10.5 47.7 FPS
63.3 FPS
45.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 7.4 47.1 FPS
59.8 FPS
42.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 6 46.3 FPS
61.9 FPS
44.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 33.5 44.7 FPS
58.5 FPS
44.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 11.2 44.5 FPS
60.1 FPS
43 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 9.3 44.2 FPS
58.6 FPS
42.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 5.8 43.2 FPS
57 FPS
41.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 23.3 42.9 FPS
56.3 FPS
40.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 6.6 42 FPS
55.8 FPS
40 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 9.5 41.8 FPS
56.2 FPS
40.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 9.8 40.7 FPS
53.5 FPS
38.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 5.8 39.6 FPS
52.7 FPS
37.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 17.4 37.4 FPS
49.4 FPS
35.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 5.9 37.3 FPS
49.5 FPS
35.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 7.9 35.4 FPS
45.6 FPS
32 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 19.1 33.9 FPS
46.9 FPS
34.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 4.9 32.5 FPS
43 FPS
30.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 6.2 32.2 FPS
41.5 FPS
29 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 17.2 32 FPS
41.9 FPS
30.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 7.3 31.4 FPS
40.4 FPS
28.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 21 30.9 FPS
41.9 FPS
30.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 33.4 29.9 FPS
38.8 FPS
29.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 18.8 29.2 FPS
39.5 FPS
28.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 8.7 29.1 FPS
37.8 FPS
27.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 5.9 28.8 FPS
37.3 FPS
26 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 15.3 28.1 FPS
37.9 FPS
27.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 6.2 27.6 FPS
36 FPS
25.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 12.1 27.1 FPS
35 FPS
26.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 15.2 26.4 FPS
35.3 FPS
25.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 12.6 26.2 FPS
34.6 FPS
23.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 6.5 25.9 FPS
34.1 FPS
23.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 6 24.7 FPS
32.6 FPS
23.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 7.7 23.1 FPS
30.6 FPS
21.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 11.8 19.4 FPS
25.5 FPS
18.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 14.3 17.4 FPS
22.9 FPS
15.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 11.5 17.3 FPS
22.7 FPS
15.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 9.9 17.1 FPS
22.5 FPS
16.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 16.5 16.9 FPS
22.4 FPS
15.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 11.9 16.7 FPS
21.8 FPS
15.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 11.7 14.5 FPS
18.9 FPS
13.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 7.4 13.4 FPS
17.3 FPS
12.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 12 13.2 FPS
16.9 FPS
12.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 11.6 12.9 FPS
15.9 FPS
11.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 11.6 12.8 FPS
15.4 FPS
11.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 11.8 11.9 FPS
15.3 FPS
10.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 13.1 11.4 FPS
13.2 FPS
9.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 8.4 9.4 FPS
12.2 FPS
8.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 8.8 9 FPS
11.6 FPS
7.9 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

cc88grad August 19, 2019

I am planning to upgrade my Phenom II 1100t to Ryzen 3000 series. What's the best CPU based on value and help me pick the parts for it please.

My current setup is Asus GTX 970 AMD Phenom 1100t Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Ram: 16GB Liquid Cooling

I'm looking to upgrade the CPU as Phenom is just way too old now. It still runs all the games great but I am modding Skyrim and Fallout 4. Two games which depend very heavily on single core performance.

Any suggestion on which CPU I should buy together with a new motherboard. I don't think I need the 3950x. I am trying to not spend over $535 USD (700 CAD).

draw0c0ward August 17, 2019

The Ryzen 5 3600 is definitely the best value. It's practically the same for gaming as it's big brothers, but costs much less. But you're still getting plenty of threads.

AKA21 August 25, 2013

[Build Help] Upgrading amd 1100t to 4770k

I want to use it for gaming, winrar, photoshop and a hackintosh. I alreay have

  • WD 2TB black, Seagate 3TB

  • intel 120gb 520 ssd

  • 2x4gb Patriot memory 1333

  • Rosewell 500 watt psu

  • ATI 5770

  • gigabyte 880ga-ud3h

  • AMD 1100t @ 4ghz with 1.5v would the upgrade be worth it? microcenter has a 4770k with a msi MB for $340.

I already tried a powercolor 7950 and gigabtye 7950 with my pc and my screen would flicker every couple hours so i returned them both a few weeks ago. PC is running fine now with my 5770 back in

Silound September 15, 2013

Looks to me like your power supply is going to be woefully inadequate. I don't trust Rosewill anyway, I've had to much cheap crap from them before.

Try looking into sometihng like a Corsair HX750 PSU . This will give you ample power for any single video card on the market in addition to the i7-4770.

ognutam October 04, 2014

[Need help] I have a 1100t processor, should i get a 8350 fx?

I use my pc to play games more than anything else, I'll notice any difference if I change processor? buy this processor with a motherboard asus chossair v 2 years ago and never change the processor, what should I do? should buy a i5 to notice a difference? if anyone is curious my vga is a hd 6970, the games most i play are minecraft whit shaders, dota2, cod4, mw2 and bf3 sometimes, my screen resolution is 1080p

PowerRaptor October 04, 2014

No. The 1100T is VERY close to the FX in terms of single threaded performance.

And both are stronger than what you'll need in multithreaded.

ognutam September 10, 2014

I am actually happy, nothing goes wrong or less than 60fps (less minecraft, with the shader makes my pc lava) just want to know if my fps would increase enough to notice or if I should wait for the next generation of processors and video cards to see a big improvement without spending thousands of dollars, I can still use this pc this year

MilkyWayJ October 04, 2014

For bf3 you would notice a bit of a difference with the 8350 but the other games should already be running no problem. I would just wait unless you find a really good deal on an 8350 or 9370. For minecraft you might see a small increase with the i5 seeing as how vanilla minecraft needs single core performance. I assume you have mods that add multithreading?

MrLeb September 22, 2014

[Build Help] FX8350 worthy upgrade over Phenom II X6 1100T ?

Hello r/buldapc !

Rig is now around 3 years old, I am running a Phenom II X6 1100T on an AM3+ board (Sabertooth 990fx v1), and have it OC'd stable at 3.9 ghz

I can't seem to find a general consensus on this - would an upgrade to an 8350 be worth it in terms of performance gains?

SilentBobVG August 17, 2014

It's definitely a better CPU, but you have to decide whether it's worth the money to upgrade.

joshtice4all August 11, 2014

Nope. Your oc 1100t is probably just as powerful as the fx-8350 at stock speeds for gaming.

SHO_FAN September 22, 2014

It's not going to be a huge performance increase considering an 8350 cost $180. If I were you, I would keep what you have, unless you need more processing power.

EqulixV2 October 04, 2014

if you play any arma games then yes upgrade if not then you should be ok until intel skylake / amd equivalent

mkadvil September 15, 2015

[Build help] good upgrade options for my CPU amd phenom II 1100t

Have been using the same CPU for ~3 years. Would it be worth it to look at the new vishera series CPUs? Or just wait a bit longer. Would I really see that much of a difference?

GeekWere August 21, 2015

[Build Help] AMD 1100T upgrade; jumping ship question.

Hey there. So I have an old AMD 1100T and wanting to jump ship. Mostly a gamer; most stuff doesn't support my 6 core and the items that do, don't do it that well (like X-Rebirth).

Wanting to jump ship to the new i5's but not wanting to spend $200+ just yet, would make my upgrade $400+. So here's my plan; Get an Intel board, same socket as what I want for the i5; Get a Pentium G3258; the super overclocker as a stepping stone. And when I can afford it, jump to a big i5.

Question is; Will I lose massive performance in the meantime and hate it? Or should I see about saving up for a while and jumping all at once?

Not seeing much about my 1100T; but it's on par with the new chips from AMD and it seems like even the little pentium is faster (that's almost embarrassing..)

Main specs for reference; AMD 1100T X6 Nvidia 760. 16GBs of DDR3. And my old Gigabyte AM3 board. (not an AM3+, can't jump up to newer AMD chips unless I replace it with an AM3+ board, not seeing much performance boosting)

Miles_playboy September 20, 2015

[Build Help] GTX 970 with an aging Phenom x6 1100T. Not getting very strong performance.

Hello! My PC is just underperforming and I'd love some pointers.

I have: Phenom x6 1100T GTX 970 SC 8 GB RAM Corsair 850w power supply ROG formula-Z motherboard SSD

I'm having a hard time getting high enough framerates in games. Far Cry 4 maxed out brings me down to about 30 FPS. Lowering and tweaking settings gets me to 40-50 range. I'm always seeming to drop frames.

When I moved my components into a new case I accidentally bent several of the CPU's pins. I was able to bend them back and fit them into the new mobo, but I'm not sure if that damaged them?

I'm wondering if you guys would strongly suggest upgrading my CPU?

I'd buy the FX-8350 8-core.

I spent several hours last night troubleshooting issues and I'm just about ready to just throw money at it and start from scratch.

Upgraded a 1 gb windows file, flashed bios, updated graphics drivers, and basically bricked the computer for most of the night. Crashes, issues, sound outputs dissapearing, etc.

Also my RAM is Kingston 2400 ram, but it only seems like it will run at 1333, and my bios doesn't even show me the 2400 option. Is that normal?

Thank you for any help you guys can provide. I appreciate you taking the time to read this!

FearrMe August 21, 2015

Yeah you need a better CPU. A 4690k/z97 combo is really good.

Miles_playboy August 31, 2015

I'm so confused on the Intel vs AMD thing. Spec wise mine is a 6-core OC'd to 4.0 ghz.

The intel is a 3.5 ghz quad core.

Is it just faster internally or on some other measure?

Also i like the mobo I have, I just bought it not too long ago and it was supposed to be pretty good.

The_Friendly_Dolphin August 31, 2015

Re the RAM speed. You might need to adjust the voltage in BIOS.

Miles_playboy September 10, 2015

There a sticky or guide on this? Whenever I see voltage I just imagine my computer catching fire.

spikey341 August 31, 2015

far cry 4 is so far poorly optimized and stresses pretty much only the third core. upgrading means you're just another victim of ubisoft's bullshit

doubllejump August 16, 2015

dont buy amd cpu's intel ones are better its okay 970 cant max far cry 4 even GTX 780TI can barley max it at about 50 fps :)

zwabberke September 05, 2015

[Build Help] Upgrade Phenom II X6 1100T?

Hello reddit, I've recently upgraded my pc with a new GPU (MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G) and feel that my framerate is not as good as it could be. Far Cry 3 is around 30-35 fps average on very high settings, Watch Dogs is around 25-30 fps average on very high settings as well. Would my current Phenom II X6 1100T (stock frequency) cause a bottleneck for gaming? Would upgrading to a i5-4690k significantly improve my framerates? my current build for reference:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

  • Motherboard: ASRock 870 Extreme3

  • GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G

  • RAM: Kingston 2x4Gb 1333Mhz DDR3

  • Storage: 1Tb 7200rpm HDD (dont know which brand)

  • Storage: 250Gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD I'm willing to spend around 300 Euro on a new motherboard + CPU.

alphahomersimpson September 10, 2015

yeah that cpu is severly handicapping you. Like .9mm to the keecaps bad. Get a 4690k and a z97 and nevar look back.

zwabberke August 16, 2015

So if I upgrade the cpu to a 4690k I could run far cry 3/4 at >40 fps @ 1080p?

thatguychuck15 September 25, 2015

[Build Help]Newegg FX-8370 $189.99 with promo AMDFXCPU10, replace 1100t?

I have been wanting to do a new build with Intel for a while now, but a full build hasn't been financially possible. I'm getting a 970 in some form for the holidays, and thought a CPU boost would be welcome.

I've done a bit of reading and I know Intel is usually preferred. Personally I like the single thread performance and power consumption. However, I could use my current mobo with the 8370, making it probably the last upgrade before a complete rebuild. I suppose what I'm asking is more of an opinion question than a technical one.

Would you, in my situation (an 1100t paired with a 970,) drop $190 on an FX8370? Or wait and try to find a good deal on an Intel CPU/Mobo combo?

The most intensive tasks I do are video editing and XPlane10.

Probably sums it up:

libertine88: much better off getting a locked i5 and h97 mobo

thatguychuck15 September 10, 2015

jdorje September 10, 2015

No, $190 is a ton. You can get a lower-end 83xx for like $100 on sale which could work. But why are you upgrading from an 1100t that has almost the same single-core performance? Those 7th and 8th cores aren't going to help you very much.

For $210 you could get a low-end i5 + mobo.

thatguychuck15 September 15, 2015

Because I can talk myself into almost anything, and it's on sale. Honestly I quit keeping up with AMD after I bought my last PhenomII, I'm not exactly certain where the 8370 sits for performance.

Brownbearie September 20, 2015

[Build Help] 1100t vs g3258

I have a great offer for a 1100t/890fx/h80i. I currently have a g3258. Will the 1100t be considered an upgrade?

agoligh89 August 16, 2015

[Build Help] Upgrading my CPU from a phenom 1100T

Hey guys, I want to get a new 1440p monitor for when Fallout 4 comes out and because I am tired of 1080p 60z. This is the monitor I planning on getting.
I currently have an R9 290x, 6gb of RAM, and a phenom x6 1100T. I have an am3+ mobo and am wondering should I upgrade to a new AMD cpu or should I go i5/i7 for 1440p gaming.
If I upgrade to a new AMD cpu which one should I get?

KillroyK13 September 05, 2015

i was thinking about the same thing i stuck wiht my 1100T it gets better per core preformance the FX series so the 8 core offers the only real upgrade and if you can push your 1100T to 4.0 GHz, it will be fine at least until the AM4 ZEN core CPUs come out

ajac09 August 16, 2015

8370 if you have to do it now. Next year am4's will be out and start saving money for that next upgrade.

agoligh89 September 10, 2015

What's great about am4? I haven't heard anything about it. Will it support DDR4?

BodSmith54321 August 26, 2015

Tough call. It really depends on how cpu intensive the game is. On games like Arkham City and Skyrim, an intel upgrade would be a 30 percent increase. On games that are gpu dependent you may see little increase.

I would probably wait until benchmarks come out then compare your frame rates to what other cpus are getting.

totalcereal September 07, 2016

[Build Help] Good GPU upgrade for an 1100t

I'm trying to figure out a GPU upgrade that won't bottleneck my AMD 1100t. I currently have a 6870, obviously very outdated and in need of upgrading. I feel like something around the level of a 960 would be good, but that also might be a bit much. I'm not sure, so I'm asking the experts for advice :)

siammang August 30, 2011

[Build Help] Thinking about upgrading from Phenom II X4 940 to AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. Is it worth it?

I looked up at new egg today and saw AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition selling for $189. Right now I have a rig with Phenom II X4 940, would this be a significant upgrade or not?

[Update] The purpose for this machine is mainly for gaming and some coding. I figure it would be great if it will give a big boost while only paying a lot less than getting a new system.

cordlessphone August 21, 2011

No. The 940 will perform as well as the 1100t on 4 cores, so unless you are going to use programs that will heavily utilize more than 4 cores (most don't), it's not worth it.

yanix August 30, 2011

[Build Help] AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition vs any i7 in gaming - whats the difference?

I'm thinking of going with an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition for my new build, and I've heard that any i7 is better; now I know that i7 are better; but I want practical examples - like in a game where the FPS might be reduced because of your CPU - everything on my new build will be pretty high end; but the CPU will be an x6, so I'm not sure.. Anyone who can give me practical advice to why not choose the x6?

tito13kfm August 12, 2011

I would go even a step further and say to get an i5 over the x6.

Here are some benchmarks to show the differences. You'll see that in games and other quad core or less thread optimized programs the i5 thoroughly trashes the x6 in performance. Only in heavily threaded stuff does the x6 win.

Edit: The only thing the i7 offers over the i5 is Hyperthreading which currently makes no difference in gaming and will probably continue to do so for at least a year or two.

yanix August 30, 2011

Aren't the i7's more overclockable than the i5's? I think I will switch to intel for this build; but now I gotta choose between i5 and i7 - I've been checking out the i7-2600K, and I was thinking of putting on a water cooler and overclock it to 4ghz, would that work? if so, I'm sold on the i7 2600K

JustHere4TheDownVote October 14, 2011

It's as simple as this. While AMD has more cores, Intel's infrastructure is better at gaming. If you can, wait for AMD's Bulldozer (AM3+ CPUs). They'll be the new kings.

Markus_Antonius October 05, 2011

Seconded. Also, gaming engines are getting better at using more than 4 cores so Bulldozer will give you a double advantage there.

FMA5880 November 01, 2011

Well, it isn't even just that. More cores = lower clock speed and since games are not taking advantage of those extra cores you're left with fewer at a lower clock speed.

AMD is great but it has it's place. For OPs needs, the 2600k is the correct choice.

I opted for AMD this time around but I'd I were to make a build today, I would probably get a 2500k. Possibly a 2600k as I do encode often, but my x6 serves me well.

I dedicate cores to specific tasks to free up other cores for other uses. More cores was better for my needs.

Ippytraxx August 12, 2011

Get a Intel chip, either the 2500k or the 2600k, over the AMD Bulldozer chip. Most programs are not adapted to run their threads on multiple cores, meaning that more cores does not equal better gaming performance. However it means that you can run more programs simultaneously. The Intel chips have HyperThreading which is a technology that allows programs to run 2 threads on a single core, which means better gaming performance. Unless programs are made to run on multiple cores (unlikely), Bulldozer will not provide any better gaming performance.

Dante_Alighieri September 17, 2011

Here is a video Linus did comparing the high end AMD CPU and the Intel. CPU.

ignignoktt August 30, 2011

The difference is E-peen length.

I'm a granny builder and don't really have any desire to go past 2.5-2.8ghz and 4 cores.

Anything else is just a waste of money imho.

yanix September 26, 2011

This is a little off topic; but I'm looking to get a EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB - this GPU uses a water cooler (seriously, we need water cooling now?!) and I have never used a water cooler, so I was wondering if anyone here knows any special requirements from my case to handle this GPU? I will also be water cooling my CPU if that makes any difference

Ocleron September 12, 2012

[Troubleshooting] Need help overclocking AMD 1100T 6 Core

Mother Board CPU RAM

I've tried to overclock it and have gotten up to about 3.6 stock voltage on all six cores and 4.0 with 1.4v. I've seen people push these further and since i am new to AMD and not to sure of some of the options in my bios i was wondering if anyone could help me push the overclock higher.

snowball666 October 14, 2012

Have you tired variations of multiplier and FSB speeds. I often get better results with a slightly higher FSB and lower multiplier. Also at least for the X4 AMD chips a bump in NB voltage gained me some stability.

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