- 32nm Vishera 125W
- 8MB L3 Cache
- 4 x 2MB L2 Cache
- $159.99 –
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Fastest CPU I've owned for sure. The machine literally had no hiccups and booted up immediately after we put it together. I have yet to overclock, and can't really imagine why I would need to any time soon. It works flawlessly with the Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 motherboard. While technically the i7 series are faster, but you can hardly argue with the price point. By getting this you're saving $100 on your processor and another $100 on your motherboard compared to Intel. It definitely provides enough performance. The 8 cores are a breeze for gaming and video rendering. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
None at all. I've seen other people complain about the stock fan, but it keeps the processor at a reasonable temperature without any overclocking. Can't wait to get a new cooler next month and take this over to 4GHz.
I'm an AMD fanboy despite that they don't have the performance crown. Their prices are incredibly fair for the speed and I would prefer to support a business that follows a model ethics strategy. This CPU won't disappoint you if you pair it up with the right stuff. It SCREAMS with an EVGA GTX 670 FTW and 16GB of DDR3-1866.
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