Summary: Chose this CPU over an AMD APU just because of the TDP. This is being used in a HTPC Lian Li case that has no fans. I wasn't able to get away with the on die GPU that the chip has and had to add a HD 6450 to get quality HD video playback.
Summary: This CPU is amazing for the money. If you use your computer for work and general desktop usage it will be great for you, even mild gaming works fine (but runs at 100% CPU). I use this in my work computer and keep photoshop, outlook, firefox, skype, and a handful more apps running and it never goes above 50% CPU unless I'm really working on something in photoshop. For the money this is an amazing CPU. NOTE: This is not an i7, and shouldn't be compared to one...
Pros: Bought this to review a real nice motherboard. Works flawlessly. These new Haswell chips are much better then the old Pentiums. I had been using AMD until now. I have to save some cash to upgrade to Quad core. Im getting another for my other PC
Cons: Intel should describe better the differences between these chips
Summary: This is a great processor for the money! I bought this for my first computer build which was intended to be a budget gaming PC. I bought this over the i3 because for half the money this thing almost performs the exact same on bench mark test. I ran this CPU with out a graphics card just to see what it could do, it was amazing! I could run games like "payday the heist", "age of empires" and "garrys mod" on medium to high settings!
Great CPU i purchased solely on the reviews , and glad i did
Gary C., Newegg
21 June 2014
Pros: I hear peeps constantly talking about how you need atleast an Icore5 to game with and atleast a quad-core, truth is that's a bunch of mollarky, this CPU does great in my itx build with 8gb of g.skill ram win7 pro, and an nvidia 560
Cons: heatsink could be a little more robust instead of just an aluminum finned design,
Summary: I bought this CPU to build a HTPC using a mini-itx motherboard. Its main task is to stream online media and play HD movies. This CPU performs these tasks flawlessly as well as other basic daily computing functions such as web-browsing and picture viewing. I don't play games with this CPU since I know that's not what this processor is designed for.
Summary: I didn't think I would have added a video card to my HTPC but I needed to.
Pros: Low TDP, Dual Core. Working great in my HTPC rig. Some Video did seem sluggish so I put in an HD 6450 I had and that cleared It up. I needed something with a lower tdp for the htpc and this seemed to fit the bill. I had tried an AMD chip, not to bag on AMD, but it just ran too darn hot. I have AMD in other builds but for this Intel is the way to go for HTPC.
Summary: I bought this replace an E5300 Pentium, and I have been very happy with the performance, especially considering the $69 I spent on it.This processor can runs BF4 and Planetside 2 at 60 fps and never gets over 55 degrees C, with only the stock cooler.
Summary: Plenty of horsepower for desktop purposes. Runs Win 8.1 with no problems. Only dual core so applications that support more cores will be slightly hampered (Adobe Photoshop for one). Still when I compare this with my I-5 with four cores the second or two longer wait for processing complex filters is hardly worth the extra hundred dollars for the I-5.