The Ivy Bridge processors are better if your motherboard supports them
The Penguin "Techno Geek", Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: I ordered this processor used. It works ok, but wasn't packaged very well during shipping. The used one didn't included a CPU fan, but I knew that when I ordered it. This is a 65w Sandy Bridge processor built on a 32nm die. The newer 55w Ivy Bridge processors use less power and are built on a 22nm die. The Ivy Bridge processors are better if your motherboard supports them.
Summary: for this amazing price you get an awful lot...it is pretty cheap compared to other cpu's and it has great performance...i have a pretty big gpu (radeon 7850) and i can play planetside 2 and blacklight retrubutionon ultra no problem...i know that its mostly because of my gpu but this little CPU is a power horse and it never gets too hot and ive never had one problem with it..I RECOMMEND IT!!!