If you have a good MB and GPU's it works just fine for most EU's.
22 August 2013
Summary: I have used this processor for will over a yr maybe longer, paired with the right motherboard it's a very good processor. My setup is: EVGA P55 FTW 200 MB Intel i5 650 3.2 GHz Corsair H80i Cooler x2 EVGA GTX 550 Ti I overclocked it 4.0 GHz with NP at all. I have no problems playing the newness game out there - on mid - high setting. It is the first GEN. of the i cores.... it's 3 Gen behind now but still give a good amount of processing power.
Summary: Does everything you need, I never fully loaded my processor or used the turbo boost, but it's not for the hardcore gamer, just for your average gaming, and average work. It does a great job for what it is.