Pros: Great price if on sale, excellent multithreaded performance, overclocks like a dream and does so on lower voltage than traditional FX-8 series chips
Cons: Single thread performance is lack luster, needs better than average cooling, uses lots of power when overclocked.
The FX series CPU's from AMD have been around for some time now, but with the CPU industry moving at a much slower pace than say, 10 years ago, that's not necessarily a problem right now. This is especially if you consider how excellent these chips overclock, how well they perform when overclocked, and what kind of deal you can score one for when they go on sale.
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