Awesome CPU for a lower level system build, Great value!
14 February 2013
Summary: For a 1st Generation Intel core I5 processor, it's powerful and fast. I installed this baby on a Zotac H55ITX-A-E M/B with 4 GB of A-Data Ram inside my Lian-Li PC-Q08B case and I'm thrilled with this build. No issues during installation and testing what-so-ever. Even though the TDP is listed at 87W, I love the 900MHz integrated Built-In HD Graphic and Media playback which means I really don't need a video card to have fun.
Summary: This became the processor of choice for an upgrade build for my daughter and son-in-law. We installed this chip on a GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, 4 gigs of G-Skill DDR3 1333 ram, Powered by an Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply, and all of it went into a shiny new Thermaltake V3 Black Edition case. The operating system is Windows 7 Professional.
Summary: I just built a PC with an Intel DH55HC board and this sucker is very fast. I only have 4GB RAM with Win7 HP 64-bit, and I love the speed. I bought it cuz people are idiots if they still think they need discrete graphics-less that 1% of PC owners need a big Gfx card for gaming/3D rendering. The rest of us don't but PC makers love to include them or have you upgrade because all their margin is in add-ons. The latest Gen gfx from Intel are great.
Good performer - except for HD Blu-ray if using XP
J. Boyd, Amazon
30 May 2010
Summary: A lot of zip as a processor, but the extra 170-MHz clock speed in the HD graphics processor doesn't take the graphics to a new place. The most-maligned aspect of the i5 series is the HD graphics and deservedly so. In retrospect, I'd probably choose the lower-TDP i5-660, although this chip runs surprisingly cool for its 87-Wt rating. With the stock cooler and running at stock speed - 3.467 GHz including one step of Turboboost auto applied - the CPU is at 28-29 deg. C.
Summary: This sucker preforms good bang for the buck. I was very supprized with the preformance. I will be sticking with intel for now on. No issues installing. It is in an intel DH55HC motherboard with 4GB or patroit sector 5 ram.