Summary: I bought one of these to replace an older i5-2405s in my mITX setup. I specifically needed something low power/heat hence the "s" model, which to my surprise could still be undervolted quite a bit while maintaining rock solid performance and stability.
Pros: - Fast, has hyperthreading and undervolts well.
Summary: This is a very fast chip, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it for what I knew it was. It is a low power, 65 TDP processor that really can handle ANYTHING you could possibly throw at it right now. 3.1ghz with 3.9ghz boost with such a low energy footprint is pretty incredible.
Summary: 3.1GHz...and 3.9GHz under turbo. I have two other systems with 2700K processors (and sadly, system boards that won't allow OverClocking (didn't know that when I got the parts together) - and this processor can do everything those 2700K processors can do (which is short of everything...FAST...with resources to spare), with a few additional things that the K processor eliminates (mostly the upper-end virtualization items) - the only thing the K could do is OverClock.
Summary: This is a super quick low volt processor, I used it with my mini ITX Intel motherboard, it's superb! the fan that came with it is ok. I never liked buying computer parts from Amazon, but after the significant saving from Amazon, I need to admit this, I'm addicted to buy most of my computer parts from Amazon, Thank you AMAZON I always get them on time, nice packing no sale person B.S
Summary: This is not the top of the line Ivy Bridge processor but close. Pros: - Super fast CPUs: 4 cores 8 hyperthreads latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor - Energy efficient: 65W at 3.1GHz max power - Quiet: the stock heatsink and CPU fan keep the processior at reasonable temperature without sounding like a wind tunnel - Integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 4000) is powerful and energy efficient. No external graphics card needed for regular uses.