Summary: I bought this as I was building a PC to play games on (date: 8,20,2015). I bought this processor, 8 gigs DDR3 Crucial RAM, AsROCK mobo H61 R2.0, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2gb. Its faster than I expected. My mother has a 3gb AMD processor (about 4 yrs old) and this processor is about 2x faster than that one.
Summary: One of the best deals for the money on dual core processor performance. I'd recommend a Core i3 if you plan to use it for any sort of gaming unless the games are not processor demanding. Otherwise, a pretty solid processor.