Summary: Built myself a custom gaming rig 4 years ago with this processor and it STILL kicks tail on virtually any game I install, running at maxed settings. This thing is faster still (after 4 years) than most quad-core or i3/i5 machines I've used. I thoroughly researched the CPU and to my continued delight, it has never performed less than fantastic. Would buy another (they are now half the price I paid) in a heartbeat.
Summary: This processor is amazing. If you plan on overclocking I can gurantee you with the right motherboard, this processor will definitely reach over 1GHZ external clock. I am running on a normal gigabyte motherboard which was only $50 and I can overclock it about 700MHZ and still run with great stability. This processor can handle any game you throw at it. I have an nVidia 9600 GSO with and the processor and GPU can handle extreme settings on Fallout 3 without any lag at all.
Planned to OC this sucker, but their was no need to
Robert A. Schmidt, Amazon
2 February 2009
Summary: I'm not a huge computer buff, but when my motherboard went out last fall I decided to replace my CPU with it. Rather than do all the research to find out exactly what all the specs mean on a processor, I just started searching for high ranked ones within my price range. I narrowed it down to this one, and several low speed quad cores. Now from my previous experience of going from a 3.0ghz P4 to a 1.86ghz Core 2 Duo, I didn't really notice a huge upgrade in performance.
Summary: Just built a pretty high-end rig powered by the E6850 and it has met all of my expectations. It's very fast and I have had no problems whatsoever. System Specs: Asus P5K3 Deluxe Motherboard, Intel E6850 Processor, 2GB Corsair DDR3 RAM, Thermaltake 1200watt PSU, HIS Radeon HD2900XT 1GB Video Card, Soundblaster X-Fi Elite Sound, Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, Liquid Cooling.