Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 35

Thread: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

  1. #1
    Militant Battle Moose! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Planet Of The Moose
    Posts
    21,776
    Thanks
    2,296
    Thanked
    3,292 times in 2,549 posts

    The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!


  2. Received thanks from:

    0iD (15-03-2010)

  3. #2
    "make it so" scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    10,881
    Thanks
    842
    Thanked
    1,422 times in 1,227 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X4 905e
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical VLP
      • Storage:
      • 750GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 7750 Low Profile
      • PSU:
      • FSP 250W TFX
      • Case:
      • AOpen H360b
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama ProLite E481S

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Hardly a surprise, really - I assume that all 700-series chipsets will be able to support with appropriate BIOS updates. Since it's just going to be an AM3 CPU it'll be pin-compatible with AM2, so I don't see any reason for vendors not to issue BIOS updates to support it on AM2 boards.

    What interests me is the Phenom II X4 900T series - apparently cut down from the 6core parts, does this mean there'll be some new potentially-unlockable parts available?

  4. #3
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,488
    Thanks
    496
    Thanked
    1,121 times in 1,035 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer P223w 22" TFT DVI

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Another impressive thing there is it's only 125w TDP

    The motherboards being able to cope with the power draw and wether or not AMD pull the ddr2 memory controller will be the only real factors which would hold back am2+ support.

    Pob's new mod, Soviet Pob Propaganda style Laptop.
    "Are you suggesting that I can't punch an entire dimension into submission?" - Flying squirrel - The Red Panda Adventures

  5. #4
    Militant Battle Moose! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Planet Of The Moose
    Posts
    21,776
    Thanks
    2,296
    Thanked
    3,292 times in 2,549 posts

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Considering that many people were thinking that the new Phenom II processors were going to be DDR3 only this is indeed good news if it is true!

    I hope the rumoured Turbo Boost like functionality for the newer Phenom II processors will work with AM2+ motherboards though.

  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    4,121
    Thanks
    504
    Thanked
    368 times in 278 posts
    • matty-hodgson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Dark Raider
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @ 4GHz (59'C Under a TRUE Black)
      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ DDR2 890MHz (5-4-4-15)
      • Storage:
      • Intel 80GB - Games. Intel 80GB - OS. 1TB Samsung - Storage.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • NVIDIA Zotac GTX 275: 728 Core, 1614 Shader, 1340 Memory
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU82+ 625w
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SM2343BW (2048x1152)
      • Internet:
      • Smallworld 4Mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Another impressive thing there is it's only 125w TDP
    Why is that impressive though? That's the same as Intel's 980-X

  7. #6
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,692
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,831 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    What interests me is the Phenom II X4 900T series - apparently cut down from the 6core parts, does this mean there'll be some new potentially-unlockable parts available?
    I can't think Asus and family would be making such a deal of ACC support on the new chipsets if it didn't..

  8. #7
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,692
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,831 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Why is that impressive though? That's the same as Intel's 980-X
    That's a 32nm process. This is 45, and their last high ender which was only quad was 140W at first, on the same process.

  9. #8
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    10,756
    Thanks
    546
    Thanked
    1,455 times in 1,159 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial M4 + 500GB Seagate Momentus
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 7 Ultimate x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 * Dell U2212HM
      • Internet:
      • 60Mb Cable

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Mmm nice...

    If my main rig was an AMD I'd be seriously tempted by this... for no discernible reason

    Desktop (3XS): 7 Ultimate, Silverstone FT03, Corsair AX650, Maximus IV Gene-Z, 2500K @ 4.5 GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 570, 256GB M4, 500GB Seagate Momentus, 2*21.5" U2212HM, Tannoy Saturn S30
    Desktop 2 (Self-built): 7 Ultimate, CM RC-341, OCZ 400W XStream, GA-MA785GM-US2H, Phenom X4 9600 BE, 4GB RAM, 2TB HD204UI, 128GB Crucial M4, Acer P206HLbm
    Laptop (HP Pavilion DM1): 7 Ultimate, SU2300 1.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Kingston 64GB SSDNow V
    Server (Self-built): Server 2013, Fractal Design R4, 580W be quiet! BN198, GA-F2A85X-D3H, AMD A8 5500, 16GB RAM, 120GB Samsung 840, 6*4TB Seagate

  10. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    4,121
    Thanks
    504
    Thanked
    368 times in 278 posts
    • matty-hodgson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Dark Raider
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @ 4GHz (59'C Under a TRUE Black)
      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ DDR2 890MHz (5-4-4-15)
      • Storage:
      • Intel 80GB - Games. Intel 80GB - OS. 1TB Samsung - Storage.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • NVIDIA Zotac GTX 275: 728 Core, 1614 Shader, 1340 Memory
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU82+ 625w
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SM2343BW (2048x1152)
      • Internet:
      • Smallworld 4Mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's a 32nm process. This is 45, and their last high ender which was only quad was 140W at first, on the same process.
    Oh right, I assumed this would be a 32nm as well. 6 Cores inside a processor using the 45nm is good. Especially with a 125w TDP.

    The Intel actually has a TDP of 130w after a quick check. Begs the question though, how good is this going to be?

  11. #10
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,692
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,831 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    If only it was skt 939...

  12. #11
    Militant Battle Moose! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Planet Of The Moose
    Posts
    21,776
    Thanks
    2,296
    Thanked
    3,292 times in 2,549 posts

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Mmm nice...

    If my main rig was an AMD I'd be seriously tempted by this... for no discernible reason
    You could upgrade your HTPC!

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    271
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • joel_spencer's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-MA-770-UD3 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • X2 6000
      • Memory:
      • 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 DDR 2 800 CL 4
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD + 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT Zalman OC
      • PSU:
      • Jeantech Arctic 600w
      • Case:
      • Modded Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Operating System:
      • XP SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • 02: 8 down and 1.3 up

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Careful gigabyte did this before and then it was only on certain revisions. To be fair though they did exchange my board for the better one for just the price of postage.

  14. #13
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    10,756
    Thanks
    546
    Thanked
    1,455 times in 1,159 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial M4 + 500GB Seagate Momentus
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 7 Ultimate x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 * Dell U2212HM
      • Internet:
      • 60Mb Cable

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    You could upgrade your HTPC!
    Why have 2 idle cores when you can have 5, that's what I say!

    Desktop (3XS): 7 Ultimate, Silverstone FT03, Corsair AX650, Maximus IV Gene-Z, 2500K @ 4.5 GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 570, 256GB M4, 500GB Seagate Momentus, 2*21.5" U2212HM, Tannoy Saturn S30
    Desktop 2 (Self-built): 7 Ultimate, CM RC-341, OCZ 400W XStream, GA-MA785GM-US2H, Phenom X4 9600 BE, 4GB RAM, 2TB HD204UI, 128GB Crucial M4, Acer P206HLbm
    Laptop (HP Pavilion DM1): 7 Ultimate, SU2300 1.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Kingston 64GB SSDNow V
    Server (Self-built): Server 2013, Fractal Design R4, 580W be quiet! BN198, GA-F2A85X-D3H, AMD A8 5500, 16GB RAM, 120GB Samsung 840, 6*4TB Seagate

  15. Received thanks from:

    Queelis (20-03-2010),shaithis (16-03-2010)

  16. #14
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,195
    Thanks
    1,065
    Thanked
    662 times in 541 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Wasn't 6 cores @ 45nm done by Intel anyway with the Xeon (Dunnington - I may be wrong) ?
    A positive note for me personally is after getting an AM3 platform up and running I was looking at upgrading from the seemingly locked Sempron so this is good news for me even if it just pushes the old parts down in price !
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  17. #15
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,692
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,831 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Wasn't 6 cores @ 45nm done by Intel anyway with the Xeon (Dunnington - I may be wrong) ?
    That's the thing where the cores still communicated over FSB right?

  18. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    3,982
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked
    222 times in 182 posts
    • badass's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Quad Q6600 B3
      • Memory:
      • 4*2GB Corsair DDR800
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Intel X25-M G3 and 2TB WD Green
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 6870 1GB Vapor-x
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 X64 ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • Del U2311, LG226WTQ
      • Internet:
      • Cerberus 5 Mbit

    Re: The Phenom II X6 will work on AM2+ motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's the thing where the cores still communicated over FSB right?
    Nope. Dunnington used the L3 cache for inter core comms. The FSB was just for talking to the memory and the rest of the system.
    Still a rubbish bodge though when Nehalem-EX was on its way and still didn't outperform the Quad core opterons where it mattered.
    The 6 Core opterons should see a nice healthy performance boost in the server space, but they'll almost certainly lose to Nehalem-EX where it matters. Even with their 12 cores vs Nehalem-EX's 8 cores.
    "In a perfect world... spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penises, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship."

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. F@H Nvidia Beta Client is out
    By Salazaar in forum Software
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 12-07-2008, 08:11 PM
  2. PSU Calculator
    By Hullz-Modz in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 146
    Last Post: 10-04-2008, 08:07 PM
  3. AM2 Price Cuts (Scan :))
    By ExceededGoku in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 20-07-2006, 12:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •