Editors Liked

  • Real improvement over 965
  • TurboCore speed of 3.7 GHz
  • A total of 9MB of cache
  • 6 cores at competitive price
  • Unlocked multiplier for easier overclocking
  • Works in almost all current AMD motherboards
  • Runs fairly cool
  • Low power consumption
  • Excellent performance in media transcoding and professional rendering and modelling

Editors Didn't Like

  • Current software does not benefit from all 6 cores
  • Limited performance increase over previous top-of-the-line AMD CPU
  • Outperformed in key areas by similarly-priced Intel chips
  • Intel still has a better performance in light threaded application
  • Cheaper Thuban CPUs are just as fast with a little tweaking
  • Cannot support an NVIDIA SLI system with AMD chipset motherboard