Summary: I bought this to upgrade my daughter's old core 2 duo computer. This thing has no problem pushing a geforce gtx580. She mainly uses her computer to watch YouTube videos, plays Star Wars Galaxies and miscellaneous browser based games. She edits videos and movies (with windows movie maker) with ease. She also does Microsoft PowerPoint for school...thus is a top notch processes that more than fulfills the above needs.
Summary: It's a sturdy processor with some power. This is a processor that has 2 faces. If your looking to save a couple bucks but still get some power get this processor. If your looking to use it for gaming and can afford a higher end quad core or higher go with that. The reason I'm saying that isn't because this CPU can't handle gaming because it can. I'm saying that because the next generation of games will require better processors.
Summary: How could I give such a budget processor a 5 star rating? Because a product's target market must be taken into consideration. Using 55 watts, providing plenty of speed for everyday computing, or even running a combination media server/HTPC, the 3220 has handled everything I have thrown at it for almost a year.
Summary: Bought this CPU for a (mostly) media server and HTPC roll. Has been a spectacular performer in all regards. On the rare occasion that I ask it to perform CPU-centric processes, such as decompressing a 10GB movie file from .rar format, it is very slow, but I knew what I was buying when I bought it. It runs Windows Server 2012 R2 like a champ. It handles my 16GB RAM and 17+ TB of HDD space, no problem.
Summary: Purchased for some systems that only require low CPU usage. All in all, it runs quite cool with the stock heat sink. It doesn't require anything fancy anyway. It's got some power to it when needed. The on chip graphics are nothing to slouch at even though there are other better options. All in all, a great option for a low power processor.
Pros: Great performance for the price. Excellent option for a low power system.
Summary: If your looking to build a cheap gaming computer then go ahead and buy this i3. For the money it might seem cheaper to get an AMD processor of the same caliber but overall i would say this is one of the most overclockable C.P.U's on the market for the money
Summary: So I was looking for a budget processor for a gaming rig and i gotta say this thing rocks. Some people say this bottlenecks that is false. It might bottleneck a tiny bit but i have Powercolor radeon AX7870 and I can run everything i want on ultra including Battlefield 4 and 3 obviously. I completely recommend it.
Summary: Yes this processor is pretty good! I mean I don't necessarily like it i'm a gamer and like recording / rendering video's etc and it is pretty slow in these things (I think it even bottlenecks my video card). I acknowledged that this isn't necessarily a gaming processor but yeah it's still pretty good for the price!