Summary: love this cpu it does all what i need from video editing gaming, audio editing. lots and lots of power i have maxed it out and still have a truck load of performance to go. i never over clocked because their is no need to over clock any quad core. only reason people over clock quad cores because they read around on the net people saying not to. so they do it, you dont get faster performance from over clocking you just get higher clocking times.
Summary: I'm not a fanboy for any company; I go with what my requirements are. When my requirements are for a low power consumption CPU, Intel is not the way to go. I needed to build a new HTPC for my wife on her TV. She has low requirements, watch videos, hulu, Netflix, etc. So I wanted to keep power consumption very low. However, the biggest issue with her old computer, which was a Second Gen Mac Mini with Intel Dual Core, is media playback.
Summary: I have noticed a marked response time to downloading from the web and going thru my messages and mail. I am running Windows 7 64 bit operating system and this phenom processor seems to make it run quite a bit faster and smoother. The AMD Phenom II CPU is of excellent quality at a outstanding price.
Summary: I've been running the 925 HARD for over a year now, and she just keeps coming back for more! Hours of video transcoding, hardcore gaming (FEAR 1&2, Bioshock 1&2, L4D, etc) multimedia watching and creating, you name it I do it and the AMD 925 takes it like a champ! While some may be wondering why get this over the cheaper and sometimes higher clocked Athlon X4, allow me to answer that...L3 cache.