Plenty of processing power, graphics and saves energy.
9 November 2014
Summary: I bought this to install in a Shuttle XH81V and so far love it. It came with the fan/heatsink combo but I didn't need it because the shuttle already had it. Plenty of processing power for my needs and the integrated graphics also suit my needs very well. I found this on Amazon marketplace for under $150.
Summary: Insert the processor into the motherboard MSI Z97M-G43, put the Cooler Zalman FX70. Turned out to be silent, powerful machine. The temperature of the processor to a maximum of 50 degrees Celsius.
Summary: Intel core iX series are the best processors, although too pricey. Unless you need so to do a lot of encoding/video editing, I don't see there is any benefit in paying more for an i7 series processor. If you are a hardcore gamer, a K version of i5 should do more than you need. Benchmarks may tell you something different, but you won't see tangible real life improvements.
Summary: I selected this CPU for a small form factor computer with the intent of gaming but with a lower power consumption than typical. I haven't had any problems with the games that I have thrown at it. My system hovers around 32W and shoots up to just above 100W when I have a game running. I realize there are other factors to low power computing but this is a solid choice for anyone with the same system building philosophy.
"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.