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..
Summary: Great processor. I've not OC'd it to 4.2, but I plan to. The only con I have about this, and the reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5, is that the stock fan is extremely loud on load - almost like a jet engine. It's a shame that AMD indicates that you void the factory warranty by not using the included heat sink and fan, but not upgrading to a quieter fan almost isn't an option because the stock fan is so loud. AMD should ship out CPUs with better, quieter fans.
Summary: New build for basic video editing and general desktop work. No real need for a high-powered build but this machine should at least be useful for a few years. Replaced the stock cooler since it was barely adequate even at stock speeds. With a single-fan CM212evo temperatures are within a more reasonable range. OCCT linpack stable for a few hours without any issues. Unfortunately, it's power consumption is nowhere near Intel.
Pros: Fast, multicore, cheaper than Intel, overclocks fairly well
Cons: Runs hot, high power consumption, stock fan barely adequate
Summary: i use 2 of these in servers, and this CPU is great for the massively multi-threaded environment that a server presents, plus gcc has optimizations for the Piledriver and Bulldozer architectures. During testing i was able to overclock both the samples i have to 4.5GHZ by using a 22.5X multiplier, without turning up the voltage. Kept NB and HT to 2400MHz. Didn't test beyond that.
Pros: Good fit for servers. Overclocks really well.
Summary: I bought this processor for my gaming PC, it works great! it has a good stock thermal solution (WAY better than intel's stock cooler) and it hold great clocks. It has headroom for MASSIVE overclocks if you use the right thermal solution. I found that the best overclock using the stock cooler is 4.25 GHz. It's a great processor, especially if you don't want to mess around with liquid cooling. but it's even better with liquid cooling.
Pros: -Great stock clock., -It's 8 cores provide amazing multi-tasking., -Runs cool with it's stock cooler., -Overclocking is great on the processor., -Great for gaming., -16 MBs of cache.
Summary: Came in great time (as advertised). While shopping I was very skeptical, but everything was fine when I got it. The one thing to note is that the cooling system that comes with it will get loud, but the noise isn't too much if you just want a solid system. If you want a system to sound smooth and quiet I would consider getting a different cooling system.
Summary: Ive been running this chip for about a week with every stress test available.. absolutly love it. i would give 5 stars but the stock cooler is very very loud and i live in a small apartment so you can not escape the noise.