Summary: something weird...my motherboard auto overclocked it to 4.0 cpu and 1600 on the gpu and ran test after test (cpu id , gpu z , caps viewer, 3d mark games) the overclock was real. Was able to push it to 2000mhz
Pros: Makes modern games playable Overclocks very very well (both cpu and gpu ) Runs windows 8 smoothly with 3 gbs of ram 3 cores 3 threads 3 mbs of cache Clocked at 4.0ghz stable on cpu Clocked at 2000mhz stable on radeon 6530d
Cons: Stock fan Loud shook my case (mini itx) temps where off by -30 degrees (would show 25-28 degrees) Reaches above 80 degrees sometimes overclock will throdle back to 2.1 if it hits above 80 only 512 mbs on graphics
Good Price, Nice Performance. Bit of an OC'er too!
J. Phillips, Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: I bought this CPU for a little over $60 for a cheap gaming build. For a while I relied on the integrated graphics, but later made the decision to buy a Radeon HD 7700 series GPU. I decided to test the iGPU with Dirt 3 as it's advertised on the packaging.
Summary: buy a amd am3+ six core cpu, dont loose youre money on this fm1 or a fm2 cpu, they run extreamly slow.
Pros: lasted a year and ran skyrim on verry low quality withminor lag
Cons: cant run games with any fm1 or fm2 cpu if the game was ,ade after 2006, i dont reccomend a fm1 or fm2, i just replaced this pice of junk with a brand new am3+ six core fx cpu, and a asrock motherboard.
Pros: After reading so many negative reviews, I feel this board needs some redemption. I've had it running 24/7 for a year with not one problem. I use it in an HTPC build that also runs my video surveillance software. I've only ever used the HDMI out, from the first time I turned the machine on. Not on...
Cons: The only thing this board lacks, imo, is bluetooth.