Summary: The Good: For the price this processor is teh boom, made a minecraft gaming computer for super cheap! Everything was less than $300 including a 24 inch monitor. Great LIGHT gaming machine. It runs everything on Minecraft super high, can have any texture pack, and view distance max. No lag. I've even tried and successfully played Left4Dead2 and a bunch of steam games. Totally exceeded my expectations!
Pros: Perfect APU for a basic build. For the price has a lot of horsepower. Plays HD video on an HD TV fine.
Cons: Not the best at multitasking, but great for watching netflix, playing HD video or DVD's. When decrypting DVD's I notice the biggest performance bottleneck. My AMD FX 8 core CPU can compress DL DVD's in usually 10 to 15 minutes. This APU takes more like 45 minutes.
Cons: - Heat-sink fins are now radial in design, so air cannot flow through it. I.e. earlier heat-sinks were linear in fin design, the air could flow from the front of the case to the back of the case, but not anymore.