You know those hexa-core Phenom II processors AMD has in store? Well, it seems they've already filtered through to the Asian marketplace and Chinese users are doing exactly what you'd expect - benchmarking the hell out of them.
One such user of Chinese forum coolaler.com has his/her hands on AMD's top-of-the-range part - the 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 1090T, which hits 3.6GHz with Turbo CORE - and has been putting it through its paces on an MSI 790GX motherboard.
Whilst we can't comment on the authenticity of the benchmarks, they do state the obvious - AMD's six-core part flies when it comes to multi-threaded applications.
It's unlikely to pose a threat to Intel's all-conquering Core i7 line, of course, but with AMD's Phenom II X6 parts said to be priced from around £165, it's an entirely different ball game.
For the complete spread of leaked benchmarks - including the likes of Cinebench, 3DMark and wPrime to name but a few - head over to coolaler.com.
Although yet to be officially confirmed by AMD, the first wave of hexa-core Phenom processors are believed to line up as detailed in the below table. Expect to see and hear more on the Phenom II X6 line in the coming weeks.
|CPU||Clock Speed||Turbo CORE||L2 Cache
|AMD Phenom II X6 1090T||3.2GHz||3.6GHz||512KB||6MB||45nm||125W||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1075T||3.0GHz||3.5GHz||512KB||6MB||45nm||125W||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1055T||2.8GHz||3.3GHz||512KB||6MB||45nm||125W||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1035T||2.6GHz||3.1GHz||512KB||6MB||45nm||95W||AM3|