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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Review



When the Phenom II Series released, we saw the introduction of the Dragon platform which brought together key system components designed to work together in a sort of sync, providing maximum performance. With the correct components together, the platform allows the best price to performance ratio that money can buy. The Dragon platform consisted of the Phenom II X4 processor, a 790FX motherboard and a 4800 series ATI graphics card. Now with the release of the Phenom II X6 1090T, we have a newly designed platform which uses the Phenom II X6 processor, the new 890FX based motherboard chipset with the faster USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s interfaces and the blazing fast 5800 series ATI graphics cards. The Leo Platform is designed to allow you get get the best speed for the least amount of money by combining components designed to work the best together.

To give you an idea of the combined power of the Leo Platform I ran some benchmarks combining all of the components of the platform design. For the testing setup I used the same setup as before but I replaced the graphics card with an XFX Radeon HD 5870 and ran some of the tests that gauge the system as a whole as well as a few video benchmarks. Since our current test bed does not use this series of components there are no comparison numbers to show side by side but I did want to show you how it runs together as a platform which is why I included these numbers in this section.













In addition since the platform and video card is DirectX 11 compliant I loaded Windows 7 Professional onto the hard drive and ran the Heaven 2.0 Benchmark to show how the system together runs with DirectX 11. The Heaven 2.0 Benchmark runs and gives two scores, one for average frames per second and the second is the overall assigned score. For this benchmark the higher the numbers the better.


There is a quick look at the new Leo Platform for you to drool on.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: 890FX Motherboard
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup and Overclocking
  5. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Bibble 5
  6. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  7. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  8. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  9. Testing: Far Cry 2
  10. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  11. Testing: Bioshock
  12. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  13. Testing: Dead Space
  14. Testing: Fallout 3
  15. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  16. Testing: 3DMark 06
  17. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  18. Extras: Leo Platform
  19. Conclusion
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