Summary: Bought this as an upgrade for my work computer (it came stock with an A4-5300B) I paired it with a Radeon 6570 (Dual Graphics is hit and miss) and 30GB cache SSD (+500 GB HDD) and 12GB of RAM (had some extra sticks laying around), and so far the results are good. It's got more than enough grunt for typical business use. You're not going to be maxing out Watch Dogs or anything with it, but it certainly holds it own.
Summary: So far this has handle everything I have thrown at it, without a problem one. If you are a heavy gamer then this chip might not be for you, get the A10 for you. For anybody else this chip can handle it.
Summary: Using this as a 24/7 dvr/htpc file server. Records/plays 5 hd video streams from 2 different tuners without a hiccup or getting very hot. In fact, I have yet to hear the fans step it up a notch. Glad I didn't spend more money, this is more than adequate.
Summary: I picked this up when I decided to build a new server. Performance is more than acceptable. Haven't tested the graphics, but I didn't buy it for that. Handles two simultaneous streams and real time transcoding in plex without issues. Low heat.
Summary: This APU is great for FreeNAS using ZFS and encryption. I get roughly 115MB/s with full zpool encryption. It may not sound like much but for the price it performs very well. The built in (albeit slow) video helps if you have no intention to use the video for serious gaming but if you do I would suggest this board: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2VJIQE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a case that can allow you to add a GPU.
Summary: Put this motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H together with AMD A8-5500 APU 3.2Ghz Processor with 8 g ram. this rocks. It make my Linux Mint 14 run like a dream. Oh when you run a VirtualBox for Linux, this processor handles it with no problem. the speed is great. A home run.
Summary: For the price (I got mine used for under 70 ) it's very fast. I've only played Skyrim on between high and medium with it so far but it did well even with the low end GPU on the chip. The game suggested high settings but I didn't like the frame rate so I turned it down a bit. I may pair it with a HD 6570 later for dual graphics for a nice boost. The 6570 is cheap, and one of only two recommended for this APU if you want to do dual graphics.