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1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« on: November 19, 2010, 02:55:30 am »
Hi again all!

[or, Dear Abby], ;)

Ok, New Egg is offering all three AMD processors at $20 incremental increases accordingly: http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/PhenIIX6GC/index.html?cm_sp=homepage_topv1-_-AMDPhenIIX6GC-_-http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/PhenIIX6GC/980x130.jpg

1055T @ 2.8 GHz = $179
1075T @ 3.0 GHz = $199
1090T @ 3.2 GHz = $229

They are also offering a $20 gift card for each purchase, so that drops the prices to $159, $179, and $199.

I have the 1055T still new and sealed in the box [I still haven't found the time to begin my new build].

I am wondering if purchasing the 1090T for future proofing would be a logical and economically sound decision.  Is there really all that big of a difference besides the multiplier being unlocked and the 0.4 Ghz increase of speed?  Is it worth the extra $40?

I can sell off my new factory sealed 1055T, before opening the box and purchase a 1090T if there is really that big of a difference.

Finally, any word on AMD's future CPU release dates on their:

Interlagos Opteron (Bulldozer core)
Zambezi (Bulldozer core) [I keep hearing AMD will begin to release this processor within 4 weeks (yes, before Christmas 2010)]
Llano AMD Fusion (K10 core + Redwood GPU)
Ontario AMD Fusion (Bobcat core)

I need some good advice please.

Thanks,

Soar

« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 03:16:19 am by soarwitheagles »
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 06:57:32 am »
Unlocked mulitplier is just for easier overclocking, but once you start to push past 4.0 GHz it is all a crap shoot, cooling will be the main factor then.  I can not really help you with choosing a new proc.  Personally, if I could return the 1055T for a 1090 BE, I would, but that is because I would want the best at the moment.

As for the new platform, last I have heard was next year sometime, most likely Q1.  However, it is a guess work right now.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
CPU: Phenom II 965 BE - stock for now
HSF: NH-D14
RAM:8GB Gskill Ripjaws 1333 8-8-8-24 2T
GFX: Sapphire 6870
PSU: Corsair 850HX
Case: Antec 900

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 08:55:40 am »
Hi Soar,

my best advice would be to stick with what you have and use the money that you are thinking of spending on a CPU for something else (An SSD if you haven't already got one for example). Yes the 1090T looks good value and if you didn't already have the 1055 I would say go for it but for what you are going to be using your PC for the 1055 is probably more than enough CPU.

As to when the new AMD CPU's will be coming out there is a lot of speculation but no hard facts. I very much doubt it will be this side of Christmas as, if the rumours about the new processors are true, they will need a new socket, AM3+ but there are no signs of any new motherboards being released with this "new" socket. If I were a gambling man I would say we won't see these new processors  for another 4-6 months at the earliest.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 01:14:33 pm »
Unlocked mulitplier is just for easier overclocking, but once you start to push past 4.0 GHz it is all a crap shoot, cooling will be the main factor then.  I can not really help you with choosing a new proc.  Personally, if I could return the 1055T for a 1090 BE, I would, but that is because I would want the best at the moment.

As for the new platform, last I have heard was next year sometime, most likely Q1.  However, it is a guess work right now.

Canuk,

Ok, since I rarely overclock, and I cannot return the 1055T for a 1090T, I suppose I should be happy with the 1055T and not look for greener pastures....well at least not yet!

Thanks for your reply!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 01:25:54 pm »
Hi Soar,

my best advice would be to stick with what you have and use the money that you are thinking of spending on a CPU for something else (An SSD if you haven't already got one for example). Yes the 1090T looks good value and if you didn't already have the 1055 I would say go for it but for what you are going to be using your PC for the 1055 is probably more than enough CPU.

As to when the new AMD CPU's will be coming out there is a lot of speculation but no hard facts. I very much doubt it will be this side of Christmas as, if the rumours about the new processors are true, they will need a new socket, AM3+ but there are no signs of any new motherboards being released with this "new" socket. If I were a gambling man I would say we won't see these new processors  for another 4-6 months at the earliest.

Absic, thanks again for your good advice!  And it is good to hear from you again.  Ok, I will use the 1055T that has been sitting in the corner waving at me for months now.

I am happy to begin the new build tonight [our Thanksgiving Holiday starts tonight for us here...9 consecutive days of no work]!  My wife is visiting her friend for a couple of days so I hope to have 2 days of uninterrupted time to do this build right.

Yes, I did pick up the OCZ Agility 2 last month...the last item I had been waiting to go on sale for this new build.  So after waiting months for the each item to go on sale, gathering important info on how to do the build, and finally getting the time to do the build, I'll be starting tonight after coming home from work...

Thanks again for your patience with me Absic!  I'll post some pics of what it looks like here in a couple of days.

Have a wonderful day there!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 01:30:00 pm »
Hi Soar,

I took delivery of the GA-890FXA-UD5 2 weeks ago and had it built and up and running very quickly. Don't worry, I'm sure the build will go OK but if you do run into any problems we're to help.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 01:46:13 pm »
Hi Soar,

I took delivery of the GA-890FXA-UD5 2 weeks ago and had it built and up and running very quickly. Don't worry, I'm sure the build will go OK but if you do run into any problems we're to help.

Thanks again friend and maybe I'll be able up and running and post some pics later tonight!

Have a wonderful day!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 02:30:03 pm »
Yes, Good luck Soar and I hope the build goes well for you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving too.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 04:24:42 pm »
Unlocked mulitplier is just for easier overclocking, but once you start to push past 4.0 GHz it is all a crap shoot, cooling will be the main factor then.  I can not really help you with choosing a new proc.  Personally, if I could return the 1055T for a 1090 BE, I would, but that is because I would want the best at the moment.

As for the new platform, last I have heard was next year sometime, most likely Q1.  However, it is a guess work right now.

Canuk,

Ok, since I rarely overclock, and I cannot return the 1055T for a 1090T, I suppose I should be happy with the 1055T and not look for greener pastures....well at least not yet!

Thanks for your reply!

Soar

The 1055 will be plenty of power, and if you truely wanted to you could give it a slight overclock without much problem.  Good luck!
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
CPU: Phenom II 965 BE - stock for now
HSF: NH-D14
RAM:8GB Gskill Ripjaws 1333 8-8-8-24 2T
GFX: Sapphire 6870
PSU: Corsair 850HX
Case: Antec 900

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 08:42:48 pm »
Yes, Good luck Soar and I hope the build goes well for you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving too.

DM,

Thanks x2!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 08:58:24 pm »
Unlocked mulitplier is just for easier overclocking, but once you start to push past 4.0 GHz it is all a crap shoot, cooling will be the main factor then.  I can not really help you with choosing a new proc.  Personally, if I could return the 1055T for a 1090 BE, I would, but that is because I would want the best at the moment.

As for the new platform, last I have heard was next year sometime, most likely Q1.  However, it is a guess work right now.

Canuk,

Ok, since I rarely overclock, and I cannot return the 1055T for a 1090T, I suppose I should be happy with the 1055T and not look for greener pastures....well at least not yet!

Thanks for your reply!

Soar

The 1055 will be plenty of power, and if you truely wanted to you could give it a slight overclock without much problem.  Good luck!

CanUK,

Thanks again for the post.  I would like to try a little overclocking after the system is up and running stable.  Maybe you could share some insights and pointers on how to do it?

I'll post the entire system specs after we get it up and running.  Cooling should be a breeze because I purchased Corsairs's new H70 which has many, many excellent reviews.  I'll be putting everything into Coolmaster's Storm Sniper with all fans loaded and ready to go.

The only problem I can foresee is DM might get a little depressed because I did not use an Intel processor but a couple of pints of dark ale should alleviate that problem rather quickly...

Up, up, and away from Intel and into the magical world of AMD!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Dark Mantis

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Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 09:35:46 pm »
Don't forget your shades if you are going into the light  8)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: 1055T. 1075T, or 1090T? Decisons, decisions...
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 01:29:58 am »
Don't forget your shades if you are going into the light  8)

DM,

LOL!  Ok, I will keep my shades on and send you a couple of pints!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller