Summary: This processor is working great in my setup. I'm using it for a Windows Media Center PC. I'm running Windows 8 Pro. Here's my build, as that can be important to the overall success of how you use the processor. Case: Apex MI-008 Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Memory: Kingston Technology Hyper X 4GBx2 1600MHz DDR3 KHX1600C9D3 Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 3.5 7200RPM Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer TV Tuner:...
Summary: This processor gives you great bang for the buck, I'm running windows 8 on it with a PBX and it runs like silk, it is fast enough for some intense applications even with 4GB of RAM in the unit. I paired it with the GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2+/FM2 AMD A55 HDMI Dual-link DVI D-sub Dual UEFI... motherboard and recommend the coupling of units.
Summary: I bought this primarily to use to flash the bios of motherboards that did not support AMD's new Kaveri chips out of the box. Its pretty speed given the price point. I may use it to build a storage box or build a appliance out of it (PFsense).
Summary: I purchased this CPU simply to update the old BIOS in my GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI to be able to use my Kaveri A10. I had to use it for a week before I was able to build in my A10 and I have to say for the cheapest of the cheap semi-last gen CPU it provided a pretty surprising experience compared to my two year-old first gen A8 + dedicated graphics (it was a laptop). Being able to play GRID on Med + 720p at 60fps was a bit of a shock.
Summary: When it comes to performance per cost this CPU is the best I've seen. It blows away anything in the $50-$60 price range. It is fairly fast and has good graphics. On a budget? This is it. It runs under 45c on stock cooling!