Summary: I have overclocked this chip to 4GHz, not because I needed to but because I wanted to. Intel fanbois bemoan AMD's architecture slamming it saying it can't keep up. Sure maybe on high end benchmarks that most people might not grasp. But let me tell you, this chip is plenty fast enough and with all the cores I run a ton of applications at once with no obvious performance hit.
Summary: I haven't had any real problems with this processor... it works, runs great, have had it about 6 months now... My only complaint, and why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, is that it's supposed to be a multi-core with a lot of gigahertz per core... or at least I thought... but several times I've done some very heavy CPU processing tasks and have made the system noticeably slowdown... The stuff I'm doing shouldn't be slowing the system down as much as it does...
Summary: I decided one day in 2012 to build my first computer. Did some research and shopped around eventually settled on this for my processor. As far as processors go (in accordance with my limited knowledge) this one preforms nicely. Handles multiple programs running simultaneously with ease. My only complaint is actually the fan that it came with. When playing certain games (specifically games like Mass Effect and Skyrim) the fan makes A LOT of noise. Like rediculous levels.
Summary: I bought this processor for a gaming build and for the long haul of couple of years ahead. My build consist of AMD FX-6200 Processor, 3.8 6 Socket AM3 MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ Motherboard Zalman CNPS9700LED Ultra Quiet Cpu Cooler Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM NZXT Case CA-TP210-01 Steel Black Tempset 210 ATX Mid Tower With Windows 7 & 8, after...
Summary: I just build a new computer using this and a radeon 6850. Its running excellent so far, I play Tribes: Ascend on ultra settings, and I also play a certain forthcoming Mech game (currently under NDA) on it also on ultra. Handles them both like a champ. The only thing I will say is that this CPU is WAY more powerful than I need for a single 6850, but within a year or so I will get a second GPU to crossfire, and that is where the more powerful processor will come in...
Not The Revolutionary Step Forward, But Still Dang Fast
Go! Gaming Giant - DJ Dixon "djunderfire88", Amazon
27 June 2012
Summary: Pros: Great Performance For The Price-Range Runs Surprisingly Cool For Being 125 Watts Plenty Of Overclocking Headroom Price Is Affordable For A 3.8Ghz Six Core Cons: Not Intel Fast (But You Already Knew That) Wasn't The Revolutionary Step Forward AMD Was Hoping For Not A Twelve-Core.. Is the FX-6200 Fast? Yes it is. Is it Intel fast? No. Most people know this, but for those of you who don't, I'll make it simple.
Summary: At the time of purchasing was going to get the FX-6300 but due to wanting to get my build done got this one instead. Works well at stock speeds and some o.c, but as I have only a 970 chipset board not much O.C. has been done.
Summary: Hallo, ich breue den Kauf absolut nicht. Im Overcklocking-Modus läuft die CPU mit 6x4,4 GHz, was will man mehr. Mein System: AMD FX 6200 6x3,8 GHz auf "Asus Sabertooth 990FX" mit 8GB "G.Skill 1866-919 Sniper" RAM und "Palit" GTX 560Ti 2GB im "AeroCool"-Tower mit 1 Front-, 1 Seiten- und 1 Hecklüfter. Im Moment läuft die CPU noch mit original Kühler, wo der Lüfter nur bei hoher Last nervig wird.