Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by S40GTG Intel at it's finest matching the prices of AMD
This is a great processor for it's price but even the price doesn't do it justice. With clocking speeds of up to 4.6GHz. If you are a PC enthusiast and like to overclock then this processor will do you proud.
Graphics showing on my pc is average but having a standalone graphics card is always best for gaming as i do but for everyday use this makes a great addition to the Intel family.
18 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris666 Cheap and really fast
I was going to upgrade my i3 with a second hand i7, this chip was only £5 more, so I bought one with a new motherboard and re-used all the old parts. With a Chinese back plate and the Nero AMD fitting screws I re-used my Nero 3 cooler and all is well, running at 4.47 GHz. Big speed improvement. Better than upgrading a 4 year old PC.
13 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marka101 works well
works very well , overclocked to 4.5ghz no problems
11 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DavC great stop gap, or cheap office CPU
I bought this as a temporary upgrade from my trusty old first gen i5-750. Although I have replaced a quad-core with a dual core, multithreaded performance is very similar once overclocked. And single core performance is a huge improvement.
I easily overclocked to 4.4ghz on a small AIO cooler, but an air cooler will likely give the same result.
Being a dual core it spent more of its time pegged between 50-100% load, but as long as you don't expect miricles, you will be happy with this cheap CPU.
16 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by char cheap and speedy!
In a budget gaming rig with an Asus h81m plus and a coolermaster 212 evo, I got this CPU pretty easily up to 4.2ghz and it runs nicely with a 750ti and a Samsung 840 ssd in windows 8. Temps haven't been a problem when gaming and in prime 95 for 15 min runs. Will probably push the CPU a little more with time. Certainly great value CPU for the money!
20 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dawid34 great dual core CPU
very fast CPU for low cost, big OC potential
working with Kingston memory 1600MHz
10 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Foogle Amazing value, great chip!
After using this for 2 weeks, I can say that this thing holds up great with more powerful components.
I haven't even OC'd this baby yet, and it still gives me incredible performance in games, and doesn't bottleneck my R9 280.
All in all, this is an incredibly good value chip, and is perfect for those who aren't ready to spend fortune on a PC
09 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulTD Best VFM CPU going
Can't recommend this chip enough, have done a few builds with this CPU now and I'm so tempted to get rid of my 3570k and get this instead. The performance to value ratio is amazing, and when it's clocked up to around 3.8+ it flies. For most day to day tasks it's perfect, had an A8-6600k before this and it's, in my opinion, so much better, runs cooler+quieter on standard HS+F.
17 November 2014