AMD lists 95 Watt version of Phenom II X6 1055T
Before official launch of Athlon II X6 family, there were rumors that up to 4 different six-core microprocessors will be launched in April or May - 1035T, 1055T (95 and 125 Watt), 1075T and 1090T. On April 27 only 1055T (125W) and 1090T processors were introduced, while release of other models was pushed to the third quarter of this year. Today, or in the last few days, AMD listed 95 Watt version of six-core 1055T on amdcompare website, and that usually means that the processor is in production. It's worth to note that the 1055T 95W will be offered as an OEM and Boxed processor. OEM CPU will have part number HDT55TWFK6DGR, and boxed processor has part number HDT55TWFGRBOX. We couldn't find any stores with stocked 1055T/95W CPU. A couple of stores, that show 1055T 95 Watt OEM processor as out of stock, price it exactly as 125 Watt version for 1055T OEM CPU. It is possible that AMD will ship it alongside with 125 Watt version of the CPU and sell both at the same price, exactly like it was with Phenom II X4 945.
About Phenom II X6 1055T (95 Watt):
Phenom II X6 1055T is built on K10 micro-architecture, and has six cores, integrated memory controller and shared 6MB level 3 cache located on the same die. Each core in 1055T model includes 128 KB level 1 and 256 KB level 2 cache. Integrated memory controller supports DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and for communications with on-board and peripheral devices the CPU uses one HyperTransport 3 link. The 1055T model runs at 2.8 GHz, and incorporates standard Phenom II features - 64-bit instructions, SIMD extensions up to SSE3, and Virtualization. New feature in this processor, so far exclusive to Phenom II X6 family, is Turbo Core. The feature temporary increases core frequency of up to three cores when remaining cores are idle. The processor works in socket AM3 motherboards, and, when supported by BIOS, may work in socket AM2+ motherboards too.
Aug 09: Phenom II X6 1055T 95W in US, at last
Jun 30: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W sold in Japan
May 20: CPU Support for recently launched CPUs
May 17: Phenom II X6 1035T shipped in Dell desktop computers