This was an overkill purchase & now in real life I can not find a good reason to use Intel i7's
16 March 2014
Summary: After many months of use, several performance test & real life usage the only thing I can say about the AMD FX-8120 is: That it over-clocks really nice. Meets all of my needs. In non-gaming usage I have only hit 40% usage on occasion. This CPU will put out a lot of heat when you start to work it, so plan form the start to move ALLOT OF AIR through your case. Go big on the CPU cooler. I run this at about 30% over-clock on a daily bases, for all work & play.
Summary: Good cpu fast and strong unit, many games can be played or other programs that requiered too much processing, the core is like something you dream of the future! The price is much better than intel and it runs faster than intel.
Summary: I have had this processor now for about a year, and I am pretty impressed with it to be honest. When I first got it though I did have a few issues. First of all it was extremely loud with the stock cooler. I can deal with that though pretty much every component on my computer is loud. But as loud as it was you would THINK it would be cooling the processor pretty well. No, definitely not.
Summary: lot faster than my previous, but just about anything would have been. this is part of my quad yearly computer rebuild and I decided to go for almost top of the line. it is worth it. hopefully it will last at least as long as my athalon X2 has/is lasting.
Great overclocker,good renderer bad for scientific software and high gaming
6 May 2013
Summary: World's first true 8 core processor available for the general public,very good performance for the price,however will work better with Linux/Unix than Windows. Good overclocker if well cooled,you have a great OC motherboard and 1800+ RAM then 4.6-4.7 GHz is achievable. The bad thing is that it's single threaded performance is miles away from Intel also it's inter-modules performance and overall RAM bandwidth performance is weak,mainly because of the old 990FX chip and...