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Pros: 8 Cores - Plenty of space to crunch several applications at a time
$169.99 Low price tag in relation to performance
4.2Ghz - Nice way to break into the new spectrum
Very compatible socket AM3+, so a variety of mobos can be used for this technology.
Cons: Limitations are comparable to a Core i5
Other Thoughts: Sisandra Test:
105 Drystone GIPS
73.60 Whetstone GFLOPS
Core i5 3570k
92.84 Drystone GIPS
54.84 Whetstone GFLOPS
Although I'd hope that the world's first consumer 8 core processor would've been competing with the likes of the Core i7, it's limitations only make it a contender for a Core i5 at best.
My conclusion, for the price and scalability of the AM3+ socket, I rate this a solid 5 egg product, but don't go trading your Core i7 for this, you may be disappointed.
This review is from: Athena Power Cable-M84M84F 8" Extension & Conversion Four-In-One
Pros: It's a simple straight forward cable
The mesh sheathing does not simply come undone when you touch it, like other mfg.
Cons: It cost more than I'd like to spend for this type of cable, but the construction is worth it.
Other Thoughts: I like these better than the (censored) because their mesh sheathing does not slide off and it's a lot higher quality construction.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Holds my 4.4Ghz Processor at a steady 87F on max load.
Cons: Awkward installation for AM3+
Other Thoughts: I did another review and I wrote it while installing this item, this is the follow up to that review.
I'm super impressed with the cooling aspect, it mitigates high temps without breaking a sweat.
The only downfall is the AM3+ installation bracket, it forces you to install this item facing top/down instead of front/back, so it disrupts the air stream in the case which is usually front to back.