Phenom II X6 performance in Folding@Home

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Phenom II X6 performance in Folding@Home
It has been a few days now since AMD launched the Phenom X6, and the first users have received theirs and tested their folding potential. There are two user-given results produced so far that will be of interest if you're thinking of turning to these processors yourself.

AZBrandon on the Official Forum has tested his Phenom II X6 1090T (3.2GHz) on a Project 6023 unit, from which was yielded 10,587 PPD (4:07 minutes per frame) as measured by HFM.NET and including the bonus.

Mypcisugly on the forum overclocked his Phenom II X6 1055T to 3.5GHz for a total yield of 12,465 PPD on p6025 (3:50 minutes per frame), also measured by HFM.NET and including the bonus.

These results would seem fairly promising for these CPUs, but they still hinge on their 6 cores and higher clock frequencies to compete with Intel's Core i7s on the Folding@Home front (for comparison, an i7 860 overclocked to 3.5GHz produces about 13,200 PPD whilst running in parallel with 3 nVidia GPUs, and an i7 920 overclocked to 3.8GHz exceeds the 16,000 PPD mark with no GPU interference; both setups running A3 SMP2 units, with bonuses factored in).

AMD, however, still retains its long-time advantage of relatively low and attractive processor prices, which generally perform more equally with Intel on more conventional, run of the mill applications.