Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate
content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product.
If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link
located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by
NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with
a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed in these reviews.
Cons price premium for the metal case or guarantee of overclocking capacity ?
Summary I do some development and this beast is good for me. FYI, timed linux kernel compilation (my cfg): 2min vs. 17 min for my previous (temporary) CPU (Athlon II X2 245).
A nice thing is that it gets very quiet when idle (1.4GHz). When busy+overclocked (currently very stable at 4.062GHz), my Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU is making new noises. So you can know when the computer has finished its work !
I took this one over the 8120, because I'm stupid and I don't want AMD to die.
Cons runs a little warm stock heat sink woefully inadeaquate
Summary all in all a nice upgarde from the quad core althoough the heatsink issue causes concen for all out performance. my upgrade to a hyper212+ coolermaster cooler cured that. this with a 7850 ati 2 gb card put my futurebenachmark 11 scores to 5900.(also the 2 hotfixes from microsoft for the fx were a big help) prices have come down for this cpu and i would recommend for any multimedia system
Summary A lot of people have some bad things to say about this cpu's performance. It's true that it does not perform as good as others for single threaded applications (but is still fast), but for multi-threaded apps it is amazingly fast. I use this cpu for 3d rendering and if I wanted just a little more performance, I would have to spend almost double. The stock fan that comes with this cpu is horrible and should be replaced. I will definitely buy this processor again.
Pros Powerful right out of the box, only gets better.
Cons Extremely poor heatsink and fan.
Summary This processor is awesome. Out of the box you get wicked performance, and it only gets better. However the heatsink and fan included are extremely poor quality, I would highly recommend getting a bitter heatsink if you are going to overclock this.
Summary Super awesome CPU that runs everything without any problems ! I also overclocked it to 4.9GHz using my Corsair H80 CPU cooler. Best CPU I ever had yet ! I recommend it to everyone who can afford it !
"If you're considering buying new, I feel like the 2500K is a better overall part. You get more predictable performance across the board regardless of application type or workload mix, and you do get features like Quick Sync. In many ways, where Bulldozer is a clear win is where AMD has always d
Blow away the competition with the unrestrained power of an AMD FX Processor. Unlocked out of the box and competitively-priced, AMD FX Processor give you more bang for your buck with aggressive performance and lightning-fast responsiveness.
Forum messages are not reviewed and may not contain accurate information about a product.
Message contents are opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product.
We do not recommend you make puchasing decisions based on Forum messages.
All pricing subject to change. For all prices,
products and offers, NCIX.com reserves the right to make adjustments
due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, manufacturer
price changes, errors in advertisements and other extenuating
circumstances. Promotional offers from NCIX.com are subject to
availability and are available only while supplies last. No rain
checks will be issued on promotional items and offers.
While NCIX.com uses all reasonable efforts
to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, NCIX.com
makes no warranties or representations as to the Site's accuracy.
NCIX.com assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors
or omissions in the content on the Site.
NCIX.com warrants product(s) to be in good
working condition and free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of one (1) year for OEM packages, and for thirty
(30) days for RETAIL packages, from the original Invoice date
unless otherwise restricted below or by the manufacturer's own
warranty policy. Defective returns and warranty service will be
replaced, exchanged or repaired at NCIX.com's sole discretion,
and based on vendor's policy.
NON-DEFECTIVE merchandise returns may be
accepted on some items ONLY within 15 days of the Invoice date,
at NCIX.com's discretion. All NON-DEFECTIVE returns are subject
to a 15% restocking fee. No refunds will be issued for blank media,
digital cameras (and accessories), opened software, printers,
printer supplies, paper, projectors (and accessories), appliances,
handhelds, PDAs, notebook computers, special order computers and
special order items.
Defective software, video games or DVDs
will be replaced by the SAME title and format ONLY (and subject
to current availability) within 30 days of the Invoice date. Software,
video games and DVDs may be returned within 30 days only if the
item is UNOPENED (with shrink wrap still intact) at the sole discretion
NCIX.com does NOT apply a surcharge
to credit card orders. Please read our RMA
& warranty policy and terms
& conditions for more information. If you have
any questions regarding our sales and warranty policies, please
send us a message -- we'll be glad to answer any of your questions.
First 30 days limited warranty through NCIX.com. The remainder of the 3 year warranty is provided directly by the manufacturer.