Summary: Great CPU for the price it comes at! I was working on a budget Gaming rig for my friend, and decided to go AMD on his build. For 3 cores and a low price I went with this one. The CPU I bought was unlocked to have 4 cores, so it's a double bonus, and it performs just fine on the Asus board I bought. I plan to upgrade this to an AM3+ in the future, but for now, this CPU will do just fine.