Summary: I eventually added a GPU with more kick for better framerates. And of course, now I am thinking I should have gone CPU/GPU vs the APU route. Being my daughters pc, I didn't expect her to game much... but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree haha! Still runs nice though.
Pros: CPU/APU built into one. Not bad. I don't like how hot it runs, all my temp programs says idle at 50c, re-seated the APU multiple times using Cooler Master Sedion 120v and Artic Silver. Hasn't locked up but the temps show they have reached 75-80c during long gaming runs and CPU stress tests...
Cons: Temps run high, but it isn't bad, aftermarket fans can be turned low and it's silent or purrs when under load. Cool n Quiet for the win! I am afraid to overclock it very much due to the idle and stress temps it reads. Could just be a bad sensor on my mobo... but 4.5ghz and 2400nb with 2133mhz mem...
Summary: First of all, I am glad you are reading this review because there are quite a few things I would love to share. This CPU is actually an APU, therefore, it has an Integrated Graphics card. The integrated graphics are absolutely phenomenal.
Summary: Runs all games I have thrown at it in ultra including GTA V. Not sure what some people are saying. I have this paired with a GTX760 4g and it has no issues with games. neither goes above 60C while under stress.
Pros: Cheap, good speed, not made for modern games (dedicated graphics card takes all the stress away)
Cons: Hot - overclocked slightly in a very lazy way up to 4.7ghz with air cooler