Pros: Great valure AMD chip, Excellent revision; Overclocks VERY well.
Cons: Runs a bit warm for my needs, pulls 175w+ at 4ghz, outgunned by comparable Intel products.
When I purchased this item, I was moving up from an old Phenom x4 9850 Black Edition which would not let me get above 3.2ghz and stay stable. This chip was a great buy for the time and it has suited my needs (Folding, Transcoding, Gaming, Non-Hardware Encryption, etc.) very nicely considering that even in March of 2010, it was seriously outgunned by comparably priced Intel chips. At 4ghz under water, the C3 revision of this chip is a very good performer for the price. If you build low-end systems that are not going to be used in heavily-threaded applications, but still need a bit of brawn for daily use, this chip offers some decent performance and OC flexibility. I was able to get this...(read more)