Editors Liked

  • Decent performance
  • Good price
  • Multiplier unlocked
  • Lots of computing power in multithreaded applications
  • Works with older chipsets, AM2 socket, and DDR2 memory

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited overclocking with our sample
  • A bit on the expensive side
  • High power consumption under load compared to Intel's rivals
  • Unlocked multiplier adds little practical value
  • Not the best choice for hardcore gamers