Summary: I now have two computers with this processor, that says I like it. Lots of bang for the buck with 95W AM3 socket. I also upgraded another computer to AM3+ motherboard and Phenom II X4 965 processor. I like it too.
Summary: Not sure how much encoding or >1080p gaming the world is doing outside of my experience so this is likely more than sufficient of a processor for cloud, streaming, or web tasks. I used this CPU for a HTPC build Q4 2013 + 6570 and could not be happier with the speed and stability.
Summary: A great bargain multicore CPU. Blazes through everyday tasks with ease. Can handle standard gaming tasks when paired with a decent GPU. Not for high-end gaming or video production or anything, but should be able to handle the demands of an average computer user for years to come.
Summary: When shopping for a CPU, it mainly comes down to price. Being a technical person, I know that the processor is only one part of your computer. If you have a weak CPU, with an extra couple gigs of memory and a good video card, you can get the more or less the same gaming performance as a $1,000 Alienware computer. That configuration would get you more frames per second than an Xbox 360.
Summary: I had been searching for a CPU to upgrade my Compaq Presario CQ5602F that has the M2N68-LA motherboard in it. Most of the CPU's that I found for upgrades are no longer available. I had read some reviews about this processor and decided to give it a try even though it was for a AM3 and not AM2+ socket. The processor installed easily, Windows 7 recognized it and after a few minutes of updates was up and running. This processor is like having a new computer.