Summary: it's pretty weak unless you overclock it definitely gonna need a nice cooler for it cause temps start going up fast as you raise the clock honestly it's best just to dish out the extra coin and get an a8 quad core this thing will do fine for someone who isn't into gaming, but i wouldn't recommend it for a gamer that being said, because it was so cheap, i'm gonna overclock it into oblivion now since i've already accepted that i'm gonna go ahead and get the A8 when i burn...
Summary: Just used on of these in a build for my wife's grandmother, and it worked great. A wonderful option for systems that don't need dedicated graphics for gaming, computer art, etc. Speedy and efficient.
Summary: AMD lags behind intel in single threaded performance, so if you're going to go AMD, its best to at least have a bunch of cores. I'd recommend either getting an older A8 or an intel i3 if you need something cheap. Running Windows 8 with just firefox open, I'm hitting 100% on both cores very frequently. This causes some lag and its kinda annoying. Its not the worst thing in the world, but I don't think the amount of money you'd save getting this processor is worth it.
Summary: Plug and Play, easy to install, fast reliable AMD you can't go wrong. I have a 1 gig fast graphics card [GPU] so I wanted to test the GPU in the CPU [the processor]. I logged into World of War Craft [a very graphics demanding game] without the graphics cards and noted the automatic settings for the game. I then shut down the PC, installed the card I have and went back into the game, nothing changed, same exact auto settings and same visual look of the game.
Summary: very quick dual core. i have it OC to 4.3ghz right now with a corsair water cooler and it runs about 25C idel and 38C full load. i havent played any games with it yet, mostly because im using this as a work station/ media server, and it does the job great.