Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeBloggs Graeat CPU
About £70 cheaper than an i5 equivalent (CPU Benchmark). unless your using professional applications where time is money I would recommend this CPU. You can have things running in the background (AV, torrent client, etc) while playing games. This CPU does the job and it's only £80ish.
25 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeceptivelyEnglish This Processor is generally a great deal!
I really like the Bang-for-buck of this Processor, it has great overall performance for an extremely generous price. A Great all-rounder!
My only negative response would be that the Standard Heat-sink that comes with the processor is somewhat inadequate at keeping the processor cool in extended periods of high load (Games like Arma 3, etc. can warm things up a bit), but nothing too major!
24 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MazzaRC Fast & sure
No complaints so far, been running for about a month with varying loads. Did not use the stock cooler.
21 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joshim good chip, bad cooler
if you're planning to use your computer for games,
it's hard to live with the fan shaking your table
i highly recommend buying a custom cooler with it
and even then this processor comes out cheaper than alternatives
04 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Graeme23 Great CPU - Far better than expected
After reading many reviews online I recommended this CPU for a client as they were looking for a beefy gaming CPU at a low price. Many reviews online are contaminated by fanboyism against AMD and for Intel. I'm glad to find that they were truly just fanboy reviews. After 6 months the client is very happy with the CPU, I used a Corsair AIO cooler to ensure boost stays high and it does a good job.
He is using two 7770s in CrossfireX but I have tested the system with my 7950 GPU and GTX 780 and it is really good. Compared to my Xeon E3-1270 v2 there is a small drop in frames in certain CPU intensive games but this is very rare and for the price you really can't complain.
21 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toucan cheap and powerful
bought this to replace athlon 640 and in comparision to my other pc, phenom 1045t which is oc to 3.3ghz, its much much faster. Encoding is 5x quicker than the phenom
oc to 4.5ghz with nps at all
stock fans are useless but is same for any cpu
05 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeyB Awesome Processor
Incredible value and great performance, plus a very good OC can be achieved on this too.
12 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by oliverturner Great CPU, let down by the power consumption
For the money, its incredible value and the 6 cores do help in multithreaded environments. An i3 is its main rival and does the job with half the wattage but its certainly a worthy competitor.
Gaming wise its certainly up to the challenge! Spend less on the CPU and more on memory and graphics grunt.
28 May 2014