Editors Liked

  • CPU speed comparable to similarly priced Intel Core i3
  • Great GPU performance for integrated graphics
  • Low power consumption
  • SATA III and USB 3.0 natively supported
  • Quad-cores
  • Competitively priced
  • Low TDP
  • Supports DDR3 up to 1866MHz
  • DirectX 11 GPU
  • Many modern games playable with on-chip graphics at low settings

Editors Didn't Like

  • Premium RAM required for best graphics performance
  • Lacks Turbo Core tech
  • Performance lags behind the Intel Core i3 in light threaded tasks
  • Locked multiplier
  • Expected somewhat better Stasticial Performance
  • Lacks and L3 Cache
  • Slightly immature drivers
  • Concerns remain about FM1's lifespan
  • Requires new motherboard to take advantage of all features