- 32nm Vishera 220W
- 8MB L2 Cache
- Socket AM3+
- $329.99 –
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Fast and Hot 03/17/2014
-You know you want it so just buy it. However, please read "Other Thoughts" before doing so.
- RAM controller causes slightly underwhelming memory benchmarks
As mentioned above, this thing runs very warm so invest in a good liquid cooler. I had good results with a Corsair H100i and a 5.1GHz overclock.
Do your research on motherboards that are FULLY compatible with this CPU. I first tried using a ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 (heavy cpu loads caused thermal shut downs for me).
The second board I tried was the Crosshair V Formula Z which is working flawlessly even with a slight overclock.
Other boards may work with this CPU...this is just my experience. Hopefully it saves someone some RMA time
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