Summary: Installed the i3-3250 CPU on low cost TZ77A motherboard and got WEI of 7.3, 7.6, 4.9, 6,3, and 5.9. Works great with Windows-7 Professional and the XP mode. Purchased on sale, suggest you check the current prices of i3-3220, -3240, & -3250 since they are so close in performance. For a game system, suggest you use the newer Haswell socket-1150 CPU's and motherboards, so you can later on still upgrade the CPU.
Summary: Purchased to go in a HP Gen 8 Microserver. Excellent upgrade, went to 2 cores, 4 threads at 3.5GHZ for just over $100. Before it was Celeron 2 core, 2.3GHZ. Server now has some 'snap' to it, where before it was just very slow. I didn't believe how low the power requirement was (15 watts), works great, no excessive heat. A server doesn't need a huge amount of speed, but this hit it right on the head...
Summary: I3 cpu, 3rd gen, is a great processor for the average business user. That being use of Office 2013, Win7, internet browsing, and a business application or two, such as QuickBooks, and a Cloud app. This type of user really doesn't need any more power than what this chip provides, especially when paired with 8gb of 1600 ddr 3 ram and a good ssd storage unit.
Summary: ordered this item based on compatibility websites recommendation and turned out that it in fact was not compatible but despite this the item arrived fast and packaged great, and i have no doubt that it would have worked great if it had been compatible, i shall leave my 5 star rating as i cannot fault it of praise the item so do not wish to skew reviews
Summary: Am Anfang stehen wir vor der Frage ob ein Upgrade auf diesen Prozessor überhaupt Sinn machen kann. Das liegt hauptsächlich an ihrer aktuellen Konfiguration. Wenn Sie noch ein Sockel 1155 Mainboard besitzen, kann man die Frage durchaus mit "Ja" beantworten.Für alle Standard Office/Surfen Anwendungen ist die Leistung der CPU immer ausreichend.