Beast CPU for the price, took 8 hours to get it to work properly.
I love it so far, quite the upgrade from my FX 4300. I have an MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) motherboard and never updated my BIOS before installing this chip. If you have this motherboard and want this chip, upgrade your BIOS first, as it will save you a lot of frustration and time. Windows saw it as a corrupted device. I thought that I had made a mistake buying it used, but that thought was dead wrong. After some research and flashing my BIOS, followed by manually unlocking all cores, this thing performs way beyond expectations! I haven't overclocked it yet, but excited to do so as my FX 4300 overclocked to 4.4GHz and this chip blows it away! Cinebench15 gives me a lower score on this beast, but my FPS in game has increased by an average of 15FPS, some games more, some are the same as before, but most of them are significantly smoother and higher FPS with higher lows too! AMD has always been my favorite brand for processors, but this one really surprised me at this low of a price.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned