Summary: This was the budget processor I put in my Media Server a year and a half ago, and it's still going strong. The processor was swapped out for a i3-3220 due to size constraints in the media box, but it lives on in my parent's computer. It was a great buy a while ago, and it would do well as a budget processor in an AM3 build.
Summary: I wanted a fast dual or multiple core processor at a bargain value and this one fit the bill at under $60.00. And for the record after reading some of the other reviews it arrived in perfect condition and has worked reliably from the start. This processor is fast enough to run a polyphonic Midi organ program with many simultaneously played notes without latency problems. I'm very pleased.
Summary: I bought this AMD Athlon processor mainly because of the price and lower TDP than the AMD Phenom II series. This processor suits my needs and performs remarkably well. I have paired it with an AMD Radeon 5770. I play Star Trek Online, The Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, and Napoleon Total War. I am able to play all of these games with the graphics setting on maximum. The Windows Experience Index rates this processor a 6.5.
Summary: As usual AMD has made an excellebt product. Does all that it is advertised to do. Speed through your applications easily. Couple it up with good a motherboard and memory and you have what you'll need. Excellent for me.