A very stable, fast and exceptional processor that runs great in a very tight itx htpc system.
4 weeks ago
Summary: I installed this in the intel dh77df itx motherboard for my htpc along with an Intel ssd drive and max (16gb) memory in an Antec ISK-110 case. Whew! this processor is so smooth and fast that it made my i5 processor seems to feel as if its going in reverse. My applications open really fast and the video playback is flawless. Previously I purchased one of the "K" series of these processors and was tweaking it by overclocking the processor.
Summary: I'm far from an expert, but I've built 3-4 computers myself over the years, and this one was one of the easiest processors to install. It came with its own cooling fan with thermal sealant applied, so it was just a couple of quick snaps, and the thing was installed. I haven't exercised the processor much yet, but so far it seems to be just fine.
Summary: Very powerful processor at a great price! I bought this product in part because I was afraid it would soon become unavailable due to the emergence of the new Haswell processors. I bought it shortly it went up in price from $274.99 to about $285. Shortly after I bought it, it went back down in price again to $274.99 (probably to match Newegg's promotion during that time period). I will try to see if I can get a refund in the price difference.
Fast processor and runs 10 degrees cooler than i7-2770
1 September 2013
Summary: I have been using this processor for my latest computer builds. Previously used the i7-2770. On Win 8 32bit this CPU gets a 7.9 out of 9.9 on the Windows Experience Index. Frankly for me I use this for work and no matter what I run on it, it does not get bogged down. I don't do graphics work so can't comment about how suitable it is for that. Also, I use the integrated graphics to drive dual screens without any issues.
Summary: I am not a gamer and I don't do overclocking. Installed on an Asus P8Z77, 16 GB of DDR3, 1600 memory, and using a solid state drive, this system is incredibly fast. Starts up Win 7 with Norton and some other programs in <25 seconds.