Summary: As long as you know what you're getting this chip is rightfully impressive, but if you're interested in overclocking pass on by.
Pros: First off, yes it's a dual core with hyper threading, and no it doesn't overclock (sorta) BUT, if you're building a gaming rig, WHOA!. when it comes to straight up gaming it holds it's own compared to an i7 3770. paired with a 7870/r9 270x it makes for an unbelievable price to perf gaming setup.
Cons: isn't unlocked, but you knew that already. Is absolutely terrible when it comes to rendering speeds with Sony Vegas.
Summary: I recently ordered 2 of these , each as part of a package with an ASUS board. I'm no gamer or graphic artist, but for general use, including Power Point, word processing, videos, burning, and other common use, these rigs are by far the fastest I have ever set up.
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...