Summary: Had this installed by a REAL tech. Old school new school that cut his teeth on DOS. Had the first home computer then schooled for the new Gens. If you don`t know what DOS is or windows 95 was then you won`t get it. It`s the perfect processor. Doesn`t run hot.
but this little processor is just amazing. Under load
27 July 2014
Summary: I know it's silly to review at this point since Haswell came out, but this little processor is just amazing. Under load, its heatsink keeps it at around 55-60C - no need for extra cooling! The included graphics are good, honestly, they'll do for troubleshooting if the graphics card ever fails.
Summary: I bought this processor around Christmas and I've had it through the paces now. I'm not going to get into technical stuff as other people have thankfully already put in their word on that. What I will say is that this processor has tremendous bang for the buck and the price point is right.
Summary: There is no point in getting the "K" version if your not over clocking and or have a graphics card . This CPU runs at 3.8 Ghz right out of the box and I had not got over 50*c with stock cooler . I am happy with this product and I recommend it to one one looking for a CPU in the 1155 socket range .
Summary: I upgraded from Pentium G620 and the difference is H-U-G-E ! 4 cores @ 3400 Mhz with a sweet overclocked gtx 660 gpu and my custom-built PC is just the gaming machine I needed. Definitely recommended for those who don't want to do overclocking and experimenting.
Summary: I've been using computers for nearly 30 years and have built about 100. I'm sorry guys, I mean, I don't think I'm a big shot, but I've never purchased an i5 before, until recently I've always used the top or close to it, Intel processor, Xeon's or i7's these days.
Summary: I bought this processor for one simple reason: The price to performance ratio was at the time unmatched. And I will argue it still is. This is everything you need from a CPU, surfer, gamer or illustrator.