Summary: This chip is underrated for it's fantastic performance. Bear in mind I gave it five stars based on a reasonable performance expectation from a 5 year old, mid-range CPU designed for a typical consumer PC, not for a gaming rig (however I do light gaming with this chip).
No longer available new and I'm STILL writing this out of respect.
Bryan Bourgeois, Amazon
25 May 2015
Summary: After close to four years of reasonable to pretty intense use, this CPU has yet to really break a sweat. I have spent days on end burning to two dvd/r drives simultaneously, playing games from The Witcher to Diablo 3 on max settings, and streaming high end video and the only thing that has ever...
Summary: Stock speeds are pretty ok. I actually used this for gaming. For certain cpu intensive games like Planetside 2 this cpu isnt enough. But some light overclocking with AMD Overdrive really helped. So I reccomend this.
Summary: I couldn't buy better from anybody else. This product was exactly to it's specs. Once installed, it ran powerfully like I needed. I will buy again from this merchant with my eyes close. Excellent delivery!!!
Summary: I purchased to replace my dual core processor and I am glad I did. For the record my ratings on a windows 7 pro machine all reached 7.3 in the windows test chart so thumbs up to this processor.
I know its discontinued... but this is a kick-ace processor
Samuel H., Newegg
9 February 2013
Pros: This processor has exceeded my expectations in every way. I've been using it for 2.5 years now and it has been a gem. It stays extremely cool even though the only fan I have on the system is the one included by AMD in this package. I am generally running 3+ applications on my system with a tri-mo...