Summary: Overall, I recommend this CPU for a heavy user who doesn't want to blow $500 on an i7.
Pros: This CPU is really great. I wanted a low power but high performance CPU for development, gaming, and normal computer use. This i5 really delivered. It runs lots of applications at once with no problem. Start-up takes less than 45 seconds. When it comes to gaming, it didn't let down either. It ran...
Summary: I was in a quandary with regard to a CPU when I decided to replace a dead motherboard. I looked at Intel Core i7 CPUs but decided that was more speed and performance I really needed. I'm not a gamer and not a power user; so the Core i5 looked like a better investment.
Pros: Works like a charm, and is pound for pound one of the best cpu's out there. ive ran it side by side with a buddy of mines AMD 8350 unlocked and it blows it out of the water in all aspects. Love it!