Phenomenal bang for the buck, exceeded all performance expectations.
26 May 2015
Summary: Shipping from Asia took a month, but did indeed exceed all expectations on arrival. Ten minutes of careful installation, and a near doubling of performance over the i5-750 it replaced (higher clock, more cache, hyperthreaded cores, etc.). CPU-ID confirms it's genuine.
Summary: Really adds some speed to an older iMac. Put this in a mid-2010 27" iMac with a SSD, and it absolutely flies. Bought the CPU used, but was in great shape and have not had an issue yet. It has been installed for about 3 weeks now.
Summary: So far so good, it works great and a good upgrade for my computer. It kept my temps much cooler as had more power to run programs. Overclocked much easier and stable than my i5 processor. The new ones are way over priced for being old technology in my opinion.