Summary: I know an APU isn't exactly top of the line, but this thing is fast enough for what I do (internet, nintendo emulators) that it was absolutely worth what I paid. Want good performance with decent graphics at a minimal price? Get this chip and pair it with an A88 motherboard and some fast RAM.
Summary: This processor is a great one for the price. Would it compare to higher end i5's and i7's? Probably not. But more than likely if your going to buy one at this price, it's your first computer build anyway. In that case, it gets the job done. I can play any game on ultra as of now, such as Watch Dogs or Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and so on.
Summary: These were parts for my new home-built computer. The pricing and quick shipping made for an affordable, stress free home-build. Since the computer is working great I don't have any complaints.
Summary: Got this when it was somewhere around $100, but now it is $90. I would get this again. I dont use the integrated graphics anymore, but I used to, and they pretty much everything. Mount and Blade on High 60+ fps, Minecraft on Fancy w/ smooth lighting got a solid 40+ fps, Gmod 60+ fps, etc. This is NOT an i7, you can get better performance, but for 90 dollars, you get a solid CPU and GPU. The price to performance ratio for this chip is one of the best.
I can't say much more than the other reviews, but I'll try...
15 April 2014
Summary: This is a fantastic value. Not only is it awesome at processing, but it is also awesome in the graphics department. I can run Skyrim (well) on high at 1080p. I can have plex media server transcoding 4 streams at the same time. Yes, the OEM cooler is crap. It looks like the cooler that came off my old AMD tbred CPU back around 2002.
Summary: Met and exceeded my expectations. The on Board Video is as good as my old BFG video card. The cpu can be over clocked. I am currently running at 4.3 G hertz. Tested for higher speed to 4.8. However risky. I am using a Gigabyte F2A88X-D3h motherboard.
Simply Amazing! APU HTPC build with this unit worth every penny!
8 April 2014
Summary: I bought this for my HTPC build, and with the microatx motherboard and the ddr3 ram 2133; it just flys! Gaming actually surprisely fast for medium settings, but as is the case with any APU. Get Prime, and get the deal on the 2 day shipping! Easy install!
Summary: None other than what I stated above. I will state for the record, however, that you will read many reviews stating that the stock heatsink is junk. These people would have you believe that AMD is cheating you on the heatsink part; they should have gotten you a better part!
Pros: Still operating like a champ. I compiled a kernel, and the sucker was *fast*. Compiling the modules part of the kernel (for those not in the know, that includes all of the drivers one might need for one's hardware) usually takes over an hour on my HP Pavilion dv7-7227cl laptop, with its 2.3 GHz quad core processors (A10-4500). I put the 'time' command in front of the 'make modules' and after compiling had finished, it was a mere 20 minutes, a third of what it took pre...
Cons: Of course, the price would drop $20 *after* I bought it. Thanks, Newegg. I could have used that $20 elsewhere. No dings here, though. That's the nature of technology; price drops are frequent. It doesn't help that it occurred when it did. That's Murphy's Law for you. :(