Editors Liked

  • Nearly 700MHz overclock on air cooler
  • Affordable
  • Works in current AM2and AM3 motherboards
  • Very high clocked Quad Core
  • Lots of computing power in multithreaded applications
  • Compatibility with older chipsets, AM2 socket, and DDR2 memory

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lacking memory performance
  • High power consumption under load
  • High end cooler and power supply needed to overclock
  • Unlocked multiplier adds little practical value
  • Not the best choice for hardcore gamers
  • Only a slight speed bump over its predecessor
  • Doesn’t approach performance of Intel’s pricier top-end CPU's