Summary: My boy bought it as a "cheaper" alternative to i7. Unfortunately power use is so high that MSI motherboard that was supposed to be able to handle it overheats, so we had to underclock it instead of overclocking.
The stock fan sounds like an airplane engine so I recommend upgrading the CPU ...
Sam Gotcher, Amazon
17 June 2015
Summary: This processor is really really fast, but it can get a little hot. The stock fan sounds like an airplane engine so I recommend upgrading the CPU fan to something bigger and quieter. That's what I did and it's perfect now.
Summary: Since giving up on Intels constantly faulty hardware, AMD has never let me down. This CPU is a ridiculous upgrade to my quad cores or even an early eight core. Nothing I can throw at it bothers it.
It's a great Processor and it can run whatever game i want ...
8 February 2015
Summary: been using this processor since 2013. It's a great Processor and it can run whatever game i want to play with 0 issues WHEN COMBINED WITH A DECENT COOLING + DECENT GRAPHICS CARD. My specs are:- - Asrock Fatal1ty 990fx Professional Motherboard - G.Skill Trident X 16gb DDR3 Memory - MSI Radeon HD 7870...