For our tests we combined the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T with our ASRock 890GX Extreme4 motherboard and 4GB (2x 2GB) of DDR3-1600MHz Corsair Dominator RAM. We cooled the 1075T using a Coolit Vantage A.L.C.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
Motherboard: ASRock 890GX Extreme4
Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600MHz
PSU: Corsair HX850W
Chassis: NZXT H2
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 6950 (modded to 6970)
Cooler: Coolit Vantage A.L.C.
Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-3
Hard Drive: Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Super Pi Mod 1.5
Cyberlink MediaEspresso 7
SiSoftware Sandra 2011
KitGuru Photoshop Benchmark 1(4)
Grand Theft Auto 4: EFLC
All the latest BIOS updates and WHQL drivers are used during testing. We perform under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru test all games across five closely matched runs and average out the results to get an accurate median figure.
We decided to use the automatic 30% overclocking feature which is built into the BIOS of the ASRock 890GX Extreme4 as it provides a significant overclock at the touch of a button. This makes the 1075T and ASRock 890GX Extreme4 a great pair for users who don’t have the know-how to overclock the CPU themselves but who still want to utilise the performance benefits of overclocking.