- 45nm Thuban 125W
- 6MB L3 Cache
- 6 x 512KB L2 Cache
Performs as needed and then some 06/29/2013
Bought this CPU over 2 years ago. Does everything I ask it to. Mainly use this machine for gaming (BF3, COD, WoW, GTA 4, AC etc) with no issues. My video card is the weaker part of my build (MSI AMD 5750) so I cannot max them out, but it does a good job.
I have not OC'd it yet, don't really need to. I am currently using a corsair H60 for cooling. Hottest I've seen it is 40c, which really is nothing to holler about when the CPU has been running at 75% for over an hour (Heavyload running for testing).
I do not see a reason to replace anytime soon purely because most of my applications do not require heavy CPU. Even if they did, a simple OC would resolve that issue IMO.
Really cannot get a better bang for the buck.
I love both Intel and AMD. AMD really knocks it out of the park when it comes to a gaming build and keeping it under a certain price.
If $$ isn't a concern, Intel would be a good consideration.
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