Summary: Windows Experience Index score = 7.5 This chip lured me back to Intel after years of AMD processors ( remember "Slot-A" ). The combination of features with low-ish power requirements make this the new "bang for the buck" contender. Using a discrete video card is the key, but you already knew that.
Summary: id buy it again, but my only advice is get a cheap heatsink and fan combo that has a real mounting system on it.
Pros: installed and booted up first without an issue. been running it nearly non stop since I got it, stress testing, major cpu tasks. noting brings it down so far.
Cons: heatsink is super cheap, plastic clips that snap into the motherboard threw me off. didn't realize how to install it at first. due to the cheap design, I have my case laying flat instead of standing up until I can get a better heatsink, id rather not have my heatsink come off mid gaming and destr...
Pros: We used this in a economical mainstream build and could not be more pleased with its performance. It did better than we though it would and is one of the highest rated components in the Windows Experience Index. For today's computing and maybe for the next two years we believe our client will get...
Cons: The stock fan was... funny? Seriously though, is it suppose to rattle? Ok ok maybe it would have been fine two years ago, maybe even last year, but really its sad to see all this money being spent on CPUs and it coming with such a ridiculous stock option for cooling. I mean seriously.. LAUGH LAUG...
... for a gaming rig and it has worked out great so far
Michael Galello, Amazon
14 December 2013
Summary: I got this for a gaming rig and it has worked out great so far. This quad-core processor runs cooler than any of the previous models that I have used. This will let you run things at very reasonable graphic settings for the price. I would even recommend this over it's bigger brother (the 4460).