Summary: Coming from a Core I7 920 Step D0 on the x58 platform I was a bit concerned that the performance increase would not make the pricetag worth it. If your wondering the same thing then let me assure you it is. Not only do you get two additional cores which factors out to 4 threads but I am running 24/7 @ 4.56ghz up from 3.8 24/7. Now I can re-encode video, play a video game, handle network services, and handle plenty more with ease.
Summary: The fastest CPU on the market for the money!!! With a good CPU fan included this CPU stay cool even when overclocked! I personnaly change the CPU fan for a water cooling system but have I known, I'd kept the included one. It does the job. Great product!!! Exactly what I was expecting. Very satisfied.