Summary: This processor is slowly showing its age in some of the newest titles today like battlefield 4 on ultra. So it about time i make an upgrade with a new mobo.
Pros: 5 years later, and it still works like a boss. Ripping and tearing though most of the newest games i play.
Cons: If you do buy this for gaming take the oem head sink, and set it aside for backup use. The oem heat sink is noisy like a jet engine, even across the house. I recommend buying a aftermarket 120mm heat sink to keep it cool, and quiet. For example I have a coolmaster hyper 212 evo. Keeps temps at 27...
Summary: AMD at it's finest! This processor is great! My only complaint here was that I THOUGHT I was buying a NEW one, didn't check the actual shipping order. I received a used processor instead but cost me MORE than a new one by the time I bought the cooling fan to go with it. What a RIP-OFF!