Summary: This is a good processor but, you MUST have a discreet video card in order to use it. The built-in GPU on this chip has been disabled so a dedicated video card is required because FM1 socket motherboards do not have onboard video due to AMD's APUs.
Summary: This is a great cpu. Dont over look it because of the price. Its terrific paired with the right parts. My rig: athlon x4 641 @3.8ghz antec 620 liquid cooler 2x4 gb corsair vengeance ram at 1866 asrock a75 pro4 gigabyte 6850 oc cooler master haf 912
Pros: This chip has exceeded all of my expectations. My last review was very brief on this chip but i can now say for sure that this thing is a fantastic cpu. Had it stable at 3.8ghz with a antec liquid cooler. Idles at 0c(32d). I have this paired with a gigabyte 6850oc. Bf3 in full server games on lar...
Cons: Has not given me any trouble in any application.
Summary: Wait until fall. AMD is releasing a 100W overclockable (K-series) Athlon. That will be an overclocking beast.
Pros: This is literally a normal Llano APU with the graphics disabled, and all of the power redirected to the CPU portion. AMD made a smart move separating the CPU and GPU logic enough to where the CPU can operate alone. When AMD is producing batches of these, they salvage the ones with rejected GPUs a...
Cons: AMD isn't releasing the next batch for socket FM2 until the fall, so you may want to wait for those if you want the state of the art price-performance. These are almost getting old, since they were released so late into the Llano lineup. Has no L3 cache.
Summary: My first attempt at building a pc. This cpu is fast it gets 7.2 on windows index. The problems I have had is that it did not state you needed a separate graphics card. Also FM1 socket has been replaced by FM2 so no upgrades in the future.
Summary: There is a noticable difference in big games such as Skyrim and GTA IV, but otherwise theres not that much of a difference in the tr-core 2.1ghz processor that preceded this one. Still a top buy though but pay a bit extra and get at least 3ghz.