Summary: I wanted to make a home server. I am currently running ubuntu on it with a hypervisor with two virtual machines. One machine is my personal web hosting and the other is home services - (MediaTomb, AirPrint server, Subversion). It streams video very well and I find its performance to be better than expected.
Summary: Bought This after reviewing some other CPU's, I almost Bought an AMD Quad Core but decide to take a chance on this and it's an Excellent CPU for Home Theater PC. I paired it with an Elitegroup H61H2-MV, 4 GB Ram and an LG Blu-Ray drive. Works flawless in a Media Center Case with Remote.
Summary: Bought this as a stop-gap after I toasted an Ivy Bridge Core-i5 and the associated motherboard (long story). I needed a quick, cheap replacement, and bought this Celeron until I could afford a Core i7-3770. I was pleasantly surprised at the performance of this CPU. This is nothing like Celerons of old that had abysmal performance. I have a discrete GPU, so I did not use the on-package graphics on this guy.
Did the job great, and still will if you prefer to stick ...
25 July 2014
Summary: This was on sale for cheaper than the G530 so I bought it instead. Powerful little office/home CPU. Did the job great, and still will if you prefer to stick with older generation over Haswell.
Summary: For a office desktop this is a perfect package. Plenty fast enough and solid. I wouldn't use it as a gamer board but it wasn't meant for that. Price is low too. Packaged with processor fan in a retail box.
Summary: great first pc build processor 2.6 ghz i can play the new battlefield hardline beta on low settings and it runs really smooth also i can play warframe on medium settings at 60 fps so i would say its a very decent cpu.