"News flash": Hasewells are hot. If you want ivy's temperatures, buy the S
7 February 2014
Summary: I get ivy temps and sometimes even 10 degrees less. Power: Efficient, like.. You don't need me to tell you 65W max consumption is gr8 Speed: I don't feel the system is slower than my other ivy 3.2GHz similar system. In other words: it's FAST. When needed, it goes up to 3.6GHz at turbo. Hasewell's FIVR made temps go up, the S models are the only one's to provide reasonable temps. System is quite as the CPU fan (SilverStone AR02) isn't spinning so fast.
Summary: It's hard to explain what a bargain this CPU is. For the $200 price point there is simply nothing that compares. AMD's major selling point is that they give you less for less. Lower end CPUs for a lower price. This CPU out performs the fastest AMD chip out there and for a better price! What more can you ask for?
Summary: While it's not the top-of-the-line model, this CPU is screaming fast. I'm using it in my gaming PC and I haven't had any issues running modern games. I coupled it with a Geforce GTX 680 and the performance has been amazing.