Good speed but you need a third party colling system
12 April 2013
Summary: The processor has a VERY good performance, but with a simple Full Antivirus Scan, the processor warm up to more than 67° C, which is the maximum temperature certified for Intel for this processor. If you purchase this processor, you also need to purchase a third party cooling system.
If i did have more money i'd get i7 970, other than that it's cool!
6 June 2011
Summary: As far as i know this processor is among the killer ones. Intel Core i7 950 series will do anything you need for such price. It's highly recommended if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to i7's later processors. The reason i bought this - i am tired by my dual core E2200.
R. Mistry "SlvRBEAST/getsugatenso/Rajen M", Amazon
15 July 2010
Summary: got this i7 sitting on a h70 and at 3.87ghz its prime95 is touching 90 degrees Celsius idle 60, looks like mine wont be reaching 4ghz still, i cant see myself using all the cores, what really ticks me off is this is still a 4 physical core processor, unlike AMD bulldozer which will have 12 physical...
Summary: This is a great processor. Very fast. Running it in the following spec building: P6T ASUS Motherboard 12 GB DDR3 The processor comes with the retail box; not mentioned in the above description; comes with a fan too. It is very loud. Overall I am impressed having previously had a Q800 Intel Quad.
Summary: Mkt bra stabil processor. Går obesvärat i 4.0GHz i ett ASUS X58A-UD3R Det enda jag stör mig på att den blir mkt varmare än min I7 870 i samma hastighet. En bra kylare är ett måste vid överklockning.