Summary: I'll have to back this cpu since I've used it since mid 2011. So far this cpu has performed well for the budget gamer that I am. I have a gtx660sc and 12gigs of DDR3 and I am able to play BF3 at 45-60 FPS, never a slow down with my setup, now crysis 3 without overclocking of my cpu and gpu has knocked my frames down, but still playable.
Summary: Great CPU works like it suppose to. Installed on a Gigabyte M68M MB with 4GB of ram and running windows 7 Pro. I am able to play most moderate games and it seems to handle my daily tasks with ease.
Summary: With a Cooler Master 212+ I had this thing stable at a 3.7 GHz overclock. Since it's a 95 watt TDP, the temps max out at 58* Celcius with all 4 cores loaded w/Prime95 with this 20% overclock. Couldn't be more happy, was able to turn a $100 processor into one worth about $150.
Totally worth the price! No brainer for upgrading from a dual core.
7 January 2012
Summary: Pros: 4 cores, 95W, Compatible with my old Biostar TA770 A2+ SE motherboard (am2/am2+ mobo). Cons: none! Other Thoughts: Bought this used for dirt cheap since everyone probably upgraded on Black Friday :) Was able to drop it into my 3+ year old rig that was running an AMD Athlon X2 6000+ and improved everything dramatically. BF3 was unplayable before and now I can actually play the game smoothly! Totally worth it!
Summary: Great CPU, I had a Athlon 7850 which was a 2.8GHz Dual-core Black Edition. The temps ranged from 40c-50c. After upgrading I notice not only the performance boost but my temps are as low as 23-30c, very rare that it reaches 32c. My only con is that I orderred from Newegg, they were only selling the CPU but excluding the fan & heatsink. After tax the price is the same as here but you get everything.
Summary: I have been using this quad core since last one year now, and I am very happy with the performance. I use my PC for online gaming, watching movie videos, do my office work and lotsa other stuff. I got a decent graphic card as well, so overall the performance for gaming is awsm.
Summary: WoW this is the bomb it's super fast and run's very cool.. stay's between 87 degress and 110 degress... wow great buy.. upgrade yours today.. thanks for working with my saller.. your the best.
Summary: It worked so well, I upgraded to the Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2Ghz. I haven't built my own computer for years and the perfomance improvement from my old machine P4 3.1 was so drastic...the geek bug bit me! So I bought another motherboard GA-870A-USB3 (I'm a Gigabyte fan)and the 6 core AMD. If you can afford it...go six core! But for the whole week I had the quad...I was smilin. AMD is GREAT. I use my machine for film editing, and the speed increase was dramatic.