Summary: this chip is actually the bottleneck in my system.. it puts me .1 below the highest windows index rating... grrr... but for real, go to futuremark.. its the best value high performance chip...
Summary: I haven't used it very much yet, so I'm still not entirely sure how good this is, but from what I've seen so far, this thing works great. Good price too. I almost got a more expensive processor, but I'm glad I went with this one instead. Cheaper and works great.
Pros: Cheap Works Good Fast Powerfull Hyperthreading
Cons: Quad-core (wish it had 6) Only runs half my RAM at 2400 MHz while the other half runs at 1334MHz
Pros: After the install my idle temperature was 32-33 C. After several weeks of use the thermal paste has settled and the idle temps are now at 28C with load max temps at 48C @ 4.7 GHZ on a Corsair H110GT closed loop. Raally an astounding overclocker while maintaining temperatures on the die equally as...
Pros: I don't even know where to begin with this processor. I ran an AMD 8350 @ 4.3 since its release. Honestly it is a good processor I had no complaints. I was just looking for something more. I purchased a Asus deluxe board due to its upgraded components compared to other 2011 boards and WOW! Blown ...
Pros: No complaints here. Overclocking this this was outstanding. I managed to get it to dam well near 5Ghz. But sense I'm new to that idea, I must have done something that wasn't really recommended, but still 5Ghz!
Cons: None unless you count heating up just a bit much. For me, it was an issue with the cooler I had, but does this CPU heat up more than the average one or is it just me.
Summary: It's a little pricey but well worth the money. I haven't had a single problem with this processor in anything that I have done. It's a true beast for the price you pay.
Pros: Bought this processor for my first build after doing a lot of research. Not only does it allow me to do everything I want to now, but will allow me to do everything I need to do in the future as well. Amazing product.
Cons: Might be a little unnecessary for me to have this processor, but well worth every penny.
Pros: This can be clocked to 4.7 GHz with just tuning the Bios and not over heat. Moves my Photoshop and other core heavy tasks plenty of Sata, USB, and ext sata ports. easy setup great instructions and resets very easy. Get a great case that opens both sides
Summary: Finally decided to upgrade from my old evga 780i mobo running a firstname.lastname@example.org with 4gb of ram. To a RIVBE paired with 16gb of g.skill ripjaws z and a email@example.com. The change was night and day. Runs like a champ and looks good doing it! I like playing custom matches of sc2 with a unit supply limit of 1000.
Pros: Great cpu. Oc'ed to 4.5 no problem on stock voltage. Has run prime95 for more then 24hrs with out any issues. idles between 30°c and 35°c max load hasn't gone above 50°c. Havnt seen it stress out while multitasking gaming, movies, etc all running at one at once.
Cons: Can't think of any. For a gaming pc this cpu has more then enough power.
Summary: But seriously. That's what I felt like when I saw how high this thing could overclock (~5.1GHz). I have a liquid cooling system, but it's not nearly good enough to maintain a safe temperature at those speeds. Be sure you always have the appropriate cooling for the speed of your chip!