Summary: I bought this for my HTPC build. Fantastic little I3 chip. For the money, you cant beat this performance. Has hyperthreading too. I looked at a lot of different chips and this one has the best bang for the buck! Pros: Reasonable price Works great right out of the box!
Runs world of warcraft on good settings only uses 100 watts under load.
21 February 2014
Summary: Ok so i got this for a mini gaming rig on an ITX gigabyte mother board. I was originally going to use my XFX 7870, it does fit in itx case barely but its not being read by my system. So i have been using the intel 4600 graphics from the CPU which to my amusement run wow at 30-70 fps depending where im at etc. windowed and on good settings. My prior system was an AMD 8350 OC @4.7ghz with XFX 7870.
Good processor but I don't know if I would choose it again.
Uncle Michael, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: I have no complaints about the performance of this processor. I got this processor for a build for my dad and he is very happy with how his computer is performing now. I set it up so he can run a virtual machine of his old computer. (He didn't want to lose any progress in the games he was playing in his old computer.) I do have second thoughts on the selection of this processor.
Summary: I've been amazed by this little beast of a chip. It has the best of features to offer most people. It has the low power usage and efficient design expected of an i3, but with 2 Cadillac cores that are the same grade as found in i7s with the HyperThreading intact.In fact these are simply i7s with 2 cores fused off ; ). HyperThreading uses a very advanced scheduler that allows a CPU to act like it has twice as many cores with similar performance.
Great processor, but almost as costly as entry-level i5
2 October 2013
Summary: The Intel i3-4340 processor is plenty fast, and will easily accommodate most computer users quite easily, without breaking a sweat. It's main advantages are lower power consumption and cooler running temperatures - making it ideal for smaller cases/psu and/or cases with limited cooling options. For gaming, it is best paired with something like a Geforce GTX 750/750Ti/760 and used at resolutions ranging from 1440 x 900 to 1920 x 1080.
Summary: my first build, used this in a hackintosh along with ga dh87 d3h, along with 2x4gb crucial ram, runs really well, although this is dual core it has hyperthreading, (ability to pretend to be 4 core) i paid the extra to buy from amazon itself, on reflection i should have went for an i5 with 4 cores from the 4rth gen haswell chips, it didnt cost much extra, but i am in no way disappointed with the i3 4340 and its hd4600 built in grahics, i use it as a media centre with...
Summary: Für Multimedia bis Full HD und Internet total ausreichender Prozessor , wer in Zukunft aber Filme und Videos auf 4K schauen will wird hier enttäuscht den dafür ist die gebotene Leistung nicht ausreichend ! Ihr müsst dann zum Xeon 1231 V3 greifen und der kostete nur 90€ mehr ! von mir aber trotzdem 5 Sterne den Preis,Leistung zum Verbrauch sind mehr als ordentlich.