Summary: This is nice and cheap CPU is you like to utilize a lot of peripherals in your system for cheap. For motherboards that have a 7th PCIe slot, this CPU can power up and control the 7th slot for usage.
Summary: I needed an Intel CPU for the particular MB I had on hand. The Intel is more expensive than a comparable AMD CPU and if I did not already have the MB I would have bought the AMD. This is just an OK processor.
Summary: I bought this as part of a budget build and I must say I am impressed! Its CPU fan is relatively quiet. The heatsink has thermal grease applied, but I'd like to see a copper base on it. There was confusion over whether this CPU was compatible with DDR3 1066 Mhz RAM. Intel's site lists G1620 supports only DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM, so I contacted Intel. Their tech support was worthless only quoting verbatim what is posted on their site.