Summary: Great CPU! If you're looking for a Pentium CPU for the LGA1155 socket, this is the one! Very fast, very snappy and despite it only having Intel HD Graphics 1000...it is still OK for some light gaming and works great overall! Recommended!! :D If you were deciding between this CPU, and the G850 Pentium, i'd get this as they're both basically the same but this might be a bit more affordable...yet they both perform the same!
Summary: I have more 2nd and 3rd generation Pentiums out than any other processor. They work great, are priced right and just work and work. As we speak on my workstation I have open 5 Outlook windows, 5 or 6 Excel sheets, 8 pdf's, my CRM, our app specific billing and dispatch program, Thunderbird, and 18 internet explorer windows on 2 monitors. This is a typical workload on my Pentium, and as soon as someone calls in I will open a support session in logmein rescue.
Summary: I have a ton of workstations running the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel processors, they all run great. I have way too many applications open all the time, while doing remote support for customers and it is like they are not even breathing hard. They run cool and quiet and just take what I throw at them. For the price, they are great.
Summary: A great value processor, it's 2.9GHz clock speed and low cost ensures the task at hand gets done without leaving a large hole in your pocket. Although it is fast, I don't recommend it for anything more than casual gaming, only because it is dual-core, but it is great for multimedia streaming and NAS builds.