Reviewers Liked

  • Reasonably priced for an eightcore, 4GHz chip
  • Appreciable improvements with multicore software
  • Compatible with older AMD AM3socket and motherboards
  • Unlocked for overclocking

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Still lags in singlecore tests
  • Uses much more power than comparable Intel chips, which also have onchip graphics
  • Only minimally faster than FX8350, which is $20 cheaper