Low electrical power, adequate for HTPC computing power
11 July 2012
Summary: I was building a HTPC, and chose this processor becuase of low power consumption since I can use a very low noise cooler, Noctua NH-L12, with only one fan. This combination proved be completely adequate for all computing needs in HTPC and test under 100% CPU load shows temperature continuously below 50C at room temperature of 25C. If I ever need to build another HTPC, this processor would be my first choice again.