Pros: Wasn't DOA, worked well for idle tasks like web browsing etc.
Cons: NOT FOR PC GAMING! IF YOU'RE A PC GAMER STAY AWAY! Amd processor have always been inferior to Intel in terms of quality for a while now. The price however was so good it suckerd me in. Can barley run BF4 and GTA 5 on low settings. I thought it was my GPU at first but no, its the processor not bei...
Summary: If you buy this don't wait to see what happens get aftermarket heat sink upon purchase to save yourself the trouble.
Cons: First week had watch dog blue screen during stand still and at start up with no over clocking lowered clock speed processor still overheated had to return to AMD. Bought aftermarket heat sink to test with new one when AMD sends it.
Summary: If a desktop everyday pc is what you want its good for that. DO NOT buy this for anything thats cpu intense or you wont be able to use this at all.
Pros: This is a ok processor if you dont plan to peg it to 100% and keep it there. If it stays at 100% it will overheat and shut the PC down. And i am using a all in 1 water cooler to.
Cons: Not good for use if your gonna peg it out all the time but good for a regular everyday desktop PC. I was encoding and live streaming with OBS and this kept overheating ans slowing down then rebooting.
Cons: Processor is running at 49-81C in Windows. 81C at peak during startup (which is minimal in load.) Tried the original thermal paste, that came installed on the heatsink, then tried the following methods for applying the Arctic Silver: I'm not here to debate which is best.. pea, line, x, +, and now...
The processor is amazing. However the stock fan it comes with is ...
27 December 2014
Summary: The processor is amazing. However the stock fan it comes with is a piece of junk. I applied everything perfectly and when i went to go check the temperatures it was reaching over 95 degrees while playing games.
Its an AMD APU - You get what you pay for I suppose......
Frank N S., Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: I keep trying to find reasons to like an AMD CPU. The Intel LGA 1366 920 this build replaced TBH was as fast as this one IMO. I guess its good for a budget chip, but these APU's are not my first choice.
Summary: Put it in a bugdet gaming system. Work very well, play most of the recent game (run with a r9-270). For now, no overclok due to stock cooler but as soon my friend is willing to pay for something decent, im going to push it.