Phenom II X6 1045T sighted in HP desktop PCs
New version of AMD six-core microprocessor with model number 1045T appeared recently in specifications of two Hewlett Packard desktop PCs aimed at US market - HP Pavilion Elite HPE-410y and HP Pavilion Elite HPE-447c. According to the specifications, the HPE-410y PC was introduced in August 2010, and it will be sold in United States. The HPE-447c desktop computer was introduced on August 25th, and it will be offered in US and Canada. Both personal computers use Foxconn H-ALVORIX_HF-RS880-uATX motherboard with AMD 785G chipset, codenamed "Alvorix-GL8E". The PCs will come with 8 GB or DDR3 memory, 1 TB SATA disk drive, Radeon HD5570 graphics card with 1 GB of video memory, Blu-ray DVD reader/writer with LightScribe technology, and 8-channel audio.
The 1045T CPU is based on Thuban core, which adds the latest AMD C1E and Turbo Core features to K10 micro-architecture, and packs six cores and a dedicated memory controller on a chip. The microprocessor runs at 2.7 GHz frequency, although the Turbo Core feature may boost it to 3.2 GHz when three or fewer cores are in use. Each CPU core has its own 512 KB level 2 cache, and all cores share exclusive 6 MB level 3 cache. The rest of the features is quite standard for Phenom II CPUs - 64-bit instruction set, enhanced virus protection and Virtualization. The processor consumes no more than 95 Watt of power, and works in socket AM2+ and AM3 motherboards. The price of the Phenom II X6 1045T model is not known at this time. The Phenom II X6 1045T was planned for the third quarter 2010, but it was not known whether it will be sold as a boxed microprocessor or not. It is quite possible that, like the 1035T model, the 1045T will be OEM-only.
Sep 25: HP sells Phenom II X6 1045T based computers
Aug 20: Biostar listed Phenom II X6 1045T and three new Athlon II CPUs