Runs hot, but great CPU for multitasking, gaming, and moderate overclocking
3 May 2015
Summary: Great upgrade if you have a AM3+ motherboard you want to get more life out of. Went from 4 cores to 8 and it is very hard to max out when multitasking so performance is really smooth. The stock cooler is enough for default setting though it can start to approach 70°C.
Summary: And it's still going strong. I am not sure why people are suggesting that having 8 cores is just a waste of money when it comes to gaming. Games do not need to support the processor, the processor supports the games.
Summary: Very fast cpu for the money. It runs great and for the price its hard to go wrong with it. Its not as fast some of the Intel's, but they also cost WAY more money. I mine on a Asus M5A97 MB running Windows 7 with 20gb of ram.
Summary: The processor works just fine. I can do anything I want to it, Running games on max settings while playing a DVD. The only negative is the stock CPU fan is loud and sounds like it is dying, even under normal operations. Wish AMD put a little more diligence into that, so it would be a perfect set.
Summary: Perfectly suitable for 95% of users. Is this the latest, greatest, fastest CPU on the market? No. But, it will be MORE THEN ENOUGH for 95%+ of users. My Build: AMD FX-8320 CPU 8GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 240GB OCZ SSD Radeon R9 270x 2GB Video Card Plays all games I have on high or ultra with no lag.