Editors Liked

  • Price/Performance ratio
  • Possibility to unlock cores
  • High CPU frequency
  • Black Edition CPU
  • AM3/AM2 compatibility
  • Great Overclocker
  • DDR3 support
  • Efficient 45nm process
  • Virtualization Support
  • L3 Cache
  • Speedy performance for the price in most mainstream software
  • Compatible with older AM2+ motherboards
  • Unlocked for easy overclocking

Editors Didn't Like

  • Cores may or may not unlock
  • Performance is behind lower priced AthlonII X3445
  • Doesn’t match Intel’s similarly priced CPU in multithreaded software
  • Quad-core CPUs available for a similar price