Sommaire: I must start off by saying that I have run nothing but AMD processors for the last 10 years in each one of my setups. This processor had high reviews from all of my peers while I recieved nothing but negative reviews from the AMD counterparts. I decided to give it a try and spend the extra money to go with this processor. I am glad I did. While the base setup of this processor is nice and runs everything smoothly, I decided to overclock it a tad bit.
Sommaire: Great CPU, super fast and the i7 doesn't seem £100 more worth it. But each to their own. It's a "k"/unlocked cpu so overclocking is easy, almost too easy. Water cooling would be essential but one could get 4.2GHz apparently from this little beast. Hackintosh capable, gives me a Geekbench score of ~9000 with my configuration so judge that for yourselves. Easily installed and a great CPU.
Sommaire: wanted to upgrade my computer, done some research and found that the intel i5 and intel i7 processors have very little different in them, apart from the huge price. very please and very easy to fit.
Sommaire: I use for vmware mainly and it works perfectly. my gaming is a bit suckish with the intel hd 2000 graphics though. i have yet to use all 4 cores running google chrome, Microsoft security essentials av scan set to 50 percent max, jdownloader, and portal.
Sommaire: With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor moves faster when you do.The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates processing power where it's needed most. Whether you're creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, or playing the coolest PC games - with the Intel Core i5 processor you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.
flat out beastly for the cost(O'C to 4.6ghz on air)
13 Mars 2012
Sommaire: Bought one of these from Amazon to go in my new gaming rig. I got it overclocked to 4.6 ghz with a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ air cooler. I love how it slows it self down when its idle. I paired it with a GTX 560 and i can play Skyrim on ultra at 1920 x 1080 with around 50 fps. I've recoded a two hour dvd to H.264 in less than ten minutes. I can recode video, use spotify, surf the web and mess around with the skyrim creation kit and no real lag.