Summary: I'll start off by saying what I do with the CPU over the past year. -I play demanding games like BF4. -I like to program -I have two monitors -I like to be an amateur video and image editor Those are some of the uses I use the i5 for. The CPU has never let me down and temperatures never hit above 65 degrees on the stock cooler. By the way, with the 3470, DO NOT get a different cooler because it will go to waste as the temperatures are more then comfortable.
Over all a good item, but I would like more power for the price.
7 February 2014
Summary: Though I was hoping for more from it, it is still an amazing CPU. I am definatly enjoying the computer more than my previous CPU which was a Pentium G2010 2.8ghz CPU. It did improve (though only slightly) the speed on the item I wanted to improve.
Summary: Well... Too late for a review of this processor. The net is full of it. An interesting thing that I noticed is that installed in a very small mini-ITX case with a low cost low profile CPU fan (not the stock fan because it was too tall) it dissipated little heat. Worth considering for a small PC.
Summary: Hasn't noticeably given me any more speed/power over an old Celeron dual core, but it's early days and I haven't put it under any real pressure. Probably need to fine tune it with respect to the system too.