Summary: It does what its supposed to. Fast processing and I have had no glitches with it so far. I actually think the 8 cores is overkill and will probably never have a use for all of them as I am not going to launch any missiles into space.
Summary: Used this cpu with 32 gig ram and high-end ATI Firepro GPU: competes quite well with quad core Xeon machine on long ( 4-8 hr) rendering sessions. Handles Maya in native mode & all the Maya add-ons smoothly. Only complaint- runs a bit on the warm side- use lots of big fans!!
Summary: This may be the last cpu upgrade of my lifetime. I have always liked AMD and this chip only reinforces my appreciation for this company. With this chip you really get your moneys worth. I use several Adobe products and the FX 8350 makes them fly at an incredible speed. Contrary to what other reviewers have said I must say the heat sink and fan supplied this unit is up to job it is intended for.
Summary: Just what I needed! Replaced my old Intel Quad Core Q8200 CPU with this. Used the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 for my motherboard and no complaints. I went with this instead of the Intel i5 4460 or higher because of 1. Price, this AMD is a little cheaper. 2. I wanted to see just how good 8-cores does and it's doing great. I am a bit of a gamer and play BF4. My old Intel was bottlenecking my EVGA GTX 660 terribly with 15-25 FPS.
So far im pretty pleased. Be careful on the graphic card slots
Colton Fite, Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: Very good processor. Im running with a R9 270x and have been able to run anything thrown at me on ultra with 50+fps while recording. I run on high usually but did test the ultra settings and was amazed. Really no point to overclock this thing as it is already so fast. Now if i can just get my internet speed faster..