Didn't work, but the right one is on the way and my refund already processed!
Brandon Sims, Amazon
5 September 2015
Summary: Didn't actually work with the new motherboard, but the issue was with the description of the motherboard (product had been updated, but the description of it had not been). 5 stars because I was able to return this with no issues and my refund was back on my card the day I sent the item back.
Summary: Consider this processor media viewing/office use processor with a slight potential for gaming if literally all of your other hardware is good. I'm running this on an ASUS Crossblade Ranger mobo and whoever said theyre playing skyrim on max settings @ 720 with good framerates is wrong lol.
Pros: Cheap. Can do some decent gaming at 720p. Overall pretty snappy when paired with the right hardware.
Cons: Not a dual core. It's 1 core with 1 thread and it will max out very easily. Hits 100% cpu just by opening chrome with 8 extensions installed. This type of false advertising really needs to be punishable. Will not run my memory at any higher speeds than 1866mhz which is fine gaming wise but will s...
Summary: Nice fast CPU that was easy to install and hasn't given me any issues. Without any graphics support I had to reboot the BIOS to have the GUI run through the graphics card instead of mobo. But that wasn't that big of an issue.
Read up on CPU Cores vs. Dies vs. Logical Processors
Scott T., Newegg
30 November 2014
Summary: The reviewer that states this is a single core using hyperthreading needs to read up on his CPU technology a bit better. Not only is that an Intel trick rather than an AMD trick, this cpu is a dual core, single die design with two processors located in the same die envelope.
Pros: Price vs. Performance. Most games are still more CPU speed dependent than core dependent, so more clock is more important than more cores.
Cons: No integrated GPU for flexibility or possible offloads, though this does save on CPU heat loss for OC. It's not going to win the next DARPA project price for supercomputing by itself.