AMD’s Phenom II X6 processors have been a huge success for the company and there are reports they are prepping a new low-end model to be released this quarter. The new chip is dubbed the 1045T and will come clocked at 2.7GHz with a 3.2GHz Turbo Core speed, have 9MB of total cache and a 95W TDP.
Even with this new chip expanding the current Thuban lineup, the AMD 1090T will remain the fastest hexa-core offering for now, but we should start to see more options coming from AMD toward the end of Q1 2011.
For the time being there’s no word on pricing, or even if the processor will be available as a stand-alone product outside of pre-built system, but a six-core CPU with a 95W thermal envelope, retailing for less than the $199.99 1055T would make for one amazing budget option. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until September before we know if the 1045T will be available to DIY system-builders, or if it will end up like the 1035T and only be found in pre-built PCs.