Don't let the benchmarks fool you, this processor isn't 100% reliable for gaming
Daniel P., Newegg
18 March 2016
Summary: In a nutshell, you get what you pay for. If you're under a serious budget and you need a processor to run games at medium-high settings and don't mind seeing constant FPS drops and watching some games perform terribly, then this processor will work for you.
Pros: - Cheap - Fast - Great for getting games to run on budget builds
Cons: I bought this processor 3 years ago for a budget build. I looked up the benchmarks and compared them to the i7, which they were right up there in the same category. It seemed like a no-brainer. All that performance for nearly half the price? Yes please. Unfortunately, I was duped by what I though...
Pros: It is a decent cpu most games will play well on.
Cons: They need to put a better fan as stock, I understand its a high wattage with small fan but if they are gonna sell this they should put a much better fan on it. I mean this thing sounds real bad. invest in a 30dollar coolermaster 212 evo I bought it luckily reading reviews about fan and coolermast...
Summary: I dislike when a company tries to pretend it's a 8 core processor when it is not, Do they realize that they would be liable for a class action lawsuit for false advertisement?
Pros: Great Processor, Fast, Cool at 32C under load (I have Liquid cooling)
Cons: Again AMD tries to pass of there 4 core processor as a 8 core processor, just because a core has 2 integrated control modules does not make that a Dual core module. This is still a 4 Physical Core Processor with 8 Scheduled Managers. Stop lying. - 2 egg
Summary: Decided to go with an Intel i7 for the first time ever.
Pros: Worked very well and let me run my game on max settings except when.....
Cons: If I played any MMORPG's if there were large groups my frames would drop to 9-10 frames. I already tried a different processor and it does not do this on Intel processors. :/ Tried overclocking it to the minimum and my computer would crash. It wasn't getting hot or anything, it would just crash. :/
but ever since I installed it every so often when i run a game like AC black flag the cpu makes a beeping noise
22 February 2015
Summary: Bought this a few months now, but ever since I installed it every so often when i run a game like AC black flag the cpu makes a beeping noise. Today I was ripping a cd while watching a Hd video on youtube and the cpu began to continuously beep until system freeze.
You get what you pay for. Top notch speed. at a price.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 July 2013
Summary: So i have been using this paired up with a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. Sytem runs great, can be easily overclocked to about 4.8ghz stable. I've had it up to 5.GHz but playing games after a few hrs it Bsods.