Summary: Really good CPU for the price. Many people claim that it is not much faster than an I-3, which is correct when running a single core. But when you start pushing multi cores you will see a huge difference in performance. Plus this CPU overclocks itself! Closest comparison with AMD is the 8350 and I have both.
spyderbite9001 "Can't spell geek without EE.", Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: Holy Smokes this processor is fast! Just upgraded from an older Nehalem series Intel Core i5 and the difference is awesome! Much much faster, idle temp down at least 10C from the previous one using a stock cooler. Couple that with the faster DDR3 that i bought with it and this thing is blazing!