Summary: Good CPU , but it's over priced compared to my 860K. So what if it's less watts , yada , yada. I personally only care about performance , and these 2 CPU's perform about the same , and my 860K cost a lot less.
Pros: It's a good CPU for multi-tasking and gaming , or whatever else you need to do.
Cons: Not much better than my FM2+ 860K (if at all). I see no real world difference in performance in anything I do.
Pros: It doesn't take an expert to realize that for the money, this is the cpu to invest in. I built a new pc and she is nice and speedy! Approx. 8 seconds boot-ups. Would recommend this cpu to anybody looking for a fairly cost piece of equipment.
Summary: Very pleased. This is my second one to purchase. all family members are heavy gamers. This improved the quality. Our video cards are good so we upgraded using this CPU, trident 16mg, mini ITXcase, and ASRock Z97E DDR3/ board.
Summary: Currently paired with an MSI AMD Radeon R7 260X OC 2GB GDDR5 GPU for a cheap build. Decent bargain i5 for gaming, though I'll probably be jumping to an base i7 sooner than I expected. Wish that this processor throttled a little more in turbo mode.
Summary: The only reason I bought this processor was to play far cry 4 it works great and it didn't cost an arm and a leg I've been playing far cry 4 on ultra settings and skyrim with 2k texture mods I have a 2gb gtx 960 graphics card so that may be why I'm able to play on those settings however this...