It's a great Processor and it can run whatever game i want ...
4 weeks ago
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 2gb VGA - Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Case - Thermaltake 850W PSU As for the CPU Temps if you're wondering, I haven't overclocked it and i'm using (Thermaltake Water 2.0...
Summary: Great CPU... runs a little hot. Probably could do with some water cooling. I'm using the Nocona NH-14 air cooler and it works unless the CPU is under sustained load at which point the system begins to overheat. I'm convinced it is an airflow problem in my case, so I've ordered a new case with better airflow and I'm waiting for it now. Will post my results with this CPU and the Nocona NH-14 once I get it all put together.
Good item; maybe not the best *value*, plus some extra info to keep in mind.
Zachary Coggin, Amazon
28 December 2014
Summary: IMPORTANT: You won't get the full power of this CPU with just any old AM3+ motherboard. You need one that is designed to provide the full 220-Watt Total Design Power (TDP) to the CPU socket that this processor is designed for. It will function at basic loads in any AM3+ socket motherboard, but many AM3+ boards only provide about 130-150 Watts to the CPU socket.
Summary: I bought this processor for a custom built computer that I was putting together and wanted a fast unlocked processor for a reasonable price. This processor is a beast! It runs fast, has 8 cores and can be overclocked especially on a water cooled system quite a bit. It might not be quite as fast as an Intel Core i7, but for $ 700.00 less than the Intel chip it doesn't give up to much.
Summary: This is an excellent CPU. I currently am using is in my gaming system, and have not yet found a game to present an actual need for overclocking (yet). One thing I cannot stress enough, however is its heat. Keep an eye on the temperatures and adjust airflow if necessary.