Summary: I bought this for a media center build in my front room.
Pros: Great CPU and GPU setup for a media center! Kodi runs fast with it without need of additional GPU. DX11 Runs on Windows 7/10 Runs on Linux (though depending on distribution you may need to do things to get AMD working properly).
Summary: Some reviewers have stated that the unit gets hot with the stock cooler, with one even saying that it was over 90°C, which is simply NOT possible. The processor will shut down if it gets to 80°C, and begins throttling as low as 60°C.
Pros: Temperature stays low even with stock cooler, and ridiculous OC potential. Price was cheap when I bought.
Cons: It is a bit of a power hog compared to newer technology, but it isn't terrible. Some programs (including BIOS) do not read the temperature correctly.
Summary: What I have: 1. motherboard - Biostar Hi-Fi A88W 3D 2. cpu - AMD A8 5600K 3. cpu cooler - Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler (RR-VTPS-28PK-R1) 4. graphics/video card - Evga Geforce gt 740 2gb gddr5 pci express 3.0 5.
Pros: Linux supported(Lubuntu 14.10 64 bit & Lubuntu 14.04.2 64 bit). These 2 Linux distros gave me 13-16 second boot times, from the time I pressed the power button to the time it was ready to use! Apparently this AMD A8 5600K is a very good fit with the rest of my computer. This cpu idles at about 30...
Summary: I do heavy PC gaming and this chip has been fantastic. It's also a great price and another positive experience for me with the AMD brand. I have an upgraded fan and cooling paste, and this chip stays around 32C.
Summary: i have had this chip for 7 months and its great for mainstream use and gaming on the weekends when your using a graphics card. the on board graphics are a great bonus if you have a video card that fails and you want to keep gaming.
Pros: I got this for a build to replace a pentium 4 computer which ran good. This chip runs absolutely awesome. Hd vids, music, vpn, virtualbox running...I've not be able to max it out with normal usage. I fired up a video editor to work on Gopro vids and it runs smooth as can be. You can't beat the pr...