Pros: installed in a Biostar A780L 3L mainboard,(replaced a dual core). Booted into setup; went to 'Performance', then CPU tuning, then core levelling,- choose manual, enable cores0,1,2,. save and exit. I use Ubuntu 12.04. In system settings it shows,' AMD Phenom(tm) IIx4 B60 processorx4'.
Cons: On my Biostar board unlocking occasionally fails; not a prob really.
Summary: i'm using this in my gaming pc and it runs my games like a charm. was on a budget when it came to cpu's but i'm glad i bought this one. looked up some gaming benchmark reviews between the dual, triple and quad-core and what i found was surprising(toms hardware site). as long as you you have a mid range to high performing graphics card with a triple core cpu it will run most of today's games with no trouble at all.
Summary: Not the latest AMD Bulldozer CPU performance but decent enough and £30 cheaper when I bought it. Works very well with Kingston Technology KHX1333C9D3B1/4G 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM and ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Motherboard. Only thing to mention is I got mine from Bora Computer who are in Germany and delivery was almost a week later than the motherboard and memory, but not outwith the expected range.
Summary: The Performance seemed a bit low when compared with other similar speed c.p.u such as X4 955 and X4 965. If your board could use the higher wattage c.p.u. like the above I would go for one of them. Score 12000 3D mark 06 with a ATI 4850 Graphics card. You Should be O.K. running most games but I found F1 2011 only got around 30 F.P.S. using the same graphics card I got over 40 F.P.S. with the X4 955 C.P.U.
Summary: I looked around for this chipset for a couple of days. The first place I was ordering it from decided that it was out of stock and that it wouldn't be shipped for a good couple of weeks. So I ended up here looking for one. To my pleasure I actually found this chip set for slightly more money but double the Ghz. It was also compatible with the rest of the parts I ordered for building my new PC.
Summary: Habe ein gebrauchtes Exemplar billig bei Ebay ersteigert. Die CPU läuft anstandslos auf einem ASROCK N68-S von anno dunnemals (BIOS 2.10) und lässt sich mit einem Shuriken Rev. B problemlos kühlen.