Summary: Here again I think this was a great price for this i7 processor but at this time i don't have a motherboard for it so again I purchased it with out knowing it only goes with certain motherboards. So again read the fine print is is there for a reason I purchased something i can't use at this time.this processor is for a laptop only not for desktop computers.
Very good processor for the price and the features!
5 December 2012
Summary: I bought it as an upgrade to the i5 430M, this Processor is just amazing can handle pretty much every thing with crazy multitasking. i am now able to open 10 tabs in chrome, talk on skype, run a benchmark and play BF3 in the same time! Its is very power efficient as well, if you turn it on power saver it would drain less then 15W! but unfortunately if you get it to full power, you will need to find a little nuclear power plant to hook it up to.
Great CPU, excellent value, decent Linux support, turbo boost is great!
4 October 2012
Summary: This processor is highly recommended. It has decent Linux support in newer kernels. Many new distros support the turbo boost feature. I recommend this over an i5 or i3 if it will be used for any modern games which have multi core support. If you can't take full advantage of the 8 cores, then I would suggest sticking with another CPU for the cost. The heat dissipation and power usage is excellent as well.
It wonderful for good speed, Great value for top processor at small price!
29 April 2012
Summary: It is so wonderful to run many application windows open at the same time, it have no problem at all. it was productivity for people and saving space also because it must install in small case for motherboard mini-itx, excellent speed. Love it!