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Cons None if you can understand it won't perform the same as a 300 dollar cpu. Also the stock fan is loud.
Summary I've been using this for over a year in a Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 motherboard (which i wish they still made because its a solid affordable motherboard). I've overclocked this without even increasing its voltage to 3.8ghz on its stock fan... i'm sure i could go far beyond that if I needed to. Its hard to know how high it could go, because with water cooling i could almost expect this thing to go to way over 4 ghz. I can't comment on its gaming performance because I only use this on a PC which is used for security cameras, but it handles them well. The stock fan is very loud though, but it does cool the cpu well, but if you have this PC running anywhere near you, using the stock cooler isn't recommended. I have this PC in a area that isn't near anyone so its fine for me. Keep in mind this isn't as fast as intels 4 core, 8 threaded i7's... but its price is great and for performing most tasks it can do things without any problems. It does use more power then the i7's also... I tested my 2600k which was overclocked to 4.6ghz, and it used 30 watts less power then this cpu clocked at 3.8 ghz. but thats not really much to worry about... however, when the PC was idle, the power usage was slightly less on this CPU then on the intel.
Pros Unlocked for intense overclocking Runs fine with most games Good for multitasking Good for video editing
Cons Certain cpu intensive games run with low fps (e.g. gw2) which was unfortunate for me. Stock fan is pretty bad. Don't use it.
Summary I was on a tight budget for my gaming build so I went for the cheaper cpu with a better gpu. It is a pretty decent cpu though. Does the job nicely and should last me at least a year. Hopefully amd can create something that can perform par to the i5 chips by then. If you're on a budget for a decent chip go with the amd and save money. If you want a beast computer, Spend more on intel.
Summary Used this chip in my friends build and it tears through his computing needs with ease. Gets warm with stock heatsink even just browsing the web so we moved it next to the window and cracked the window a bit. Here in Canada it helps alot as it dropped his temps by 15°c!
Pros Good deal 8 Cores Good enough for the average gamer
Cons Stock Heatsink is LOUD
Summary Its not an i5 but it does the job. Love the fact that it has 8 cores which helps me a lot with my work. Beware of the stock heatsink because it gets LOUD. If you want a quiet build, prepare to purchase a CPU cooler. Love this CPU.
Summary Very good processor, Cheap, Fast. Works very well in gaming the only issue is that the stock fan and heatsink will do the job for a little while, but you will need to get another, just to surf the web it heats up to 65
Pros Fast Very affordable amazing over clocker runs cool
Summary i have had this processor for a short time now but its outstanding it handles any thing i throw at it and plus the overclocking head room is untouchable if you want a processor for under 200 dollars go for this one best price/performance.
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.
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