Summary: Good processor with turbo boost technology, it can be OC easily with the Asus P8Z77-v Pro board I'm using. It has a 6MB cache which I would never go any smaller than that in any application. It has support for three monitors and is PCI 3.0 which is a step up from my i7 but overall the i7 still stomps it... severely but for the money this is a good buy.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade my AMD 4 years old PC but I needed something that would not generate a lot of heat due to where the PC is placed and it's air circulation. I've been an AMD user for a really long time but I opted for Intel since my reviews did lead me to believe this would work out for me.This processor has proven to be the best for me since although I have seen an incredible upgrade on performance the overall temperature on the case is below 90 degrees F.