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: Bought this OEM without cooler to repair and upgrade a system with a dead m/b for my aunt. She doesn't need any overclocking or anything like that. But I wanted to get her a processor with a little more capability than the average single core processor, so I got her this.
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: Perfect processor for a cheap gaming home-built pc. Comes with a cpu fan, 3 cores for triple the power and if your able to configure it you can unlock its hidden fourth core and turn this baby into a quad core processor.