Pros: 6 cores, good multitasking, feels the same as my i5 3570k
Cons: Slightly higher power consumption compared to the modern 6 core fx6300(95w) although this 1055t does have a 95w version if you can find it
I'm not interested at all in MMO or RTS where the higher single thread performance of the Intel would matter. The more modern fx6300 would be a sidegrade and I'm not sure in real world usage if the 8 core fx 8320 would be much of an improvement.
I've summarized the majority of my big long "findings" topic I've made. In short, for the money, AMD is amazing for the performance, and if you're not into MMO or RTS super tryhard (they'll still be playable) then I highly suggest getting a 1055t and having fun overclocking it. Until I get a better CPU cooler for it or a better motherboard, I'm keeping it at 3.5ghz. You can save ALOT of money compared to how high people are still selling the 1090t/1100t online for by just getting a 1055t and overclocking it. It was even respectable at stock, but OC'ing it to 3.5ghz raised the minimums in BF4 multiplayer alot, from 31 at the very worst (only happened once, the average lows were in the mid-high 30s) to high 40s at 3.5ghz.
I wish more sites/reviews would discuss the performance of CPUs in BF4 multiplayer....tbh the story in most FPS are throwaway, I only get them to kill people online lol.
In Arma 3 Breaking Point zombie mod, in cities it stayed at a constant 30fps on high 1080p, and I can't fault it at all, Arma/Day Z is widely known to not even be optimized for AMD, and my i5 even gets low FPS in cities too. In the wild, it stayed between 45-60fps and felt smooth. At 30fps in the city it felt smooth and was very playable. Arma 3 isn't a twitch shooter and IMO it doesn't need super high FPS to be enjoyable.
I built this AMD pc with my expectations very low due to all the bad mouthing the elitists do of AMD online, and, I was totally blown away by how good it is for the price. In real world usage I can't tell much of a difference between it and my i5. Yes it would likely do bad in huge WoW raids but I'm not into that game at all, I don't believe in paying a subscription just to play a game...
I'm thinking of eventually getting an SSD to put the OS on, then I imagine it would be even more snappy. As-is, it sits on an older 7200rpm Hitachi 400gb with only 60mb/s read/write which is noisy like the old tape computers in the Alien 1979 movie or the Alien Isolation game lol.
specs: Phenom II x6 1055t 3.5ghz, AM3 MSI E51 760g mobo, XFX HD7870ghz, 8gb G.Skill (original) Sniper 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 timings, CM HAF XM case, Corsair HX750w gold fully modular psu taken from my i5 3570k build, Hitachi 400gb 7200rpm hdd, g400 mouse, Asus 1080p 2ms monitor
in short, this CPU is still very good and smooth and AMD is good enough to game on contrary to all the elitists online. I could have saved alot of money by going AMD instead of spending more on Intel when for my needs, I didn't need to. I highly recommend this CPU.