Summary: Pro: Price. Con: The power consumption and temperature are off the charts, water cooling system is mandatory in order to make the computer even start running. So you end up spending more or less the same (if not more) than you would if you were to buy an I7 4770.
Summary: This thing is overkill. I've got it running at 5.2 ghz at all times on all 8 cores. Far more than I will ever need for a CPU, but it allows me to set the affinity for programs a lot better so I'm not having Netflix and a Video game competing for resources. I paired it up with a Corsair H100i, and at full load I haven't maxed 50C's in temp. Well worth the money for my use.
After shutting down 2 CPU's it would work fine albeit much more slowly
FastFreddie "Tattooz", Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: This was a HUGE dissappointment. It wouldn't overclock beyond 4.7 Ghz (which is the stock freq.). It wouldn't run handbreak without hanging. Actually it was the Hex 256 algorythm that was hanging it. After shutting down 2 CPU's it would work fine albeit much more slowly. I am using a Crosshair V Formula mobo w 1703 BIOS a Thermaltake 1000 W PS and a corsair H70 with 2 2400 rpm fans in push pull. I have opened a ticket w AMD. And not so happy with the vendor etronics.
Summary: The processor works well with the MB I bought at the same time. I use Linux Mint and didn't have any problem with connectivity. The processor arrived when they said it would and was packaged well.
Summary: This processor is very quick and awesome Only fallback isnt to do with the processor but instead due to Motherboard So be sure your motherboard can handle it or you will be like me and have to buy a motherboard afterwards
Summary: Included cooler was not the one that you see online with the FX logo. It never felt like it sat flat on the CPU. The instructions didn't match what came with the unit and overall I was just a little disappointed in the performance.
... 290x in CF for my surprise it runs Really great in games isee the really no less performance than ...
28 October 2014
Summary: Switched From i7 4770 have both right now reason was to just have my own compaction build with AMD R9 Gaming Memory and 2x R9 290x in CF for my surprise it runs Really great in games isee the really no less performance than 4770 for sure and Mantle on the AMD set is something BF4 and Thief is a phenomenal just no CF in mantle yet. basically im using lot of things together and using at last 4 cores.