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.