Editors Liked

  • Stable performance
  • Overclockes well
  • No heat issues
  • Six physical cores
  • Lots of computing power in multithreaded applications
  • Turbo Core implementation
  • Compatibility with older chipsets
  • Low operating temperatures
  • Can support extensive virtualization, price, comaptible with existing am2, am3 sockets with bios update

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not the best choice for hardcore gamers
  • Massive increase in power consumption and heat output when overclocking
  • A little expensive for some
  • Performance is still low as compared with intel core i7 980X
  • Shared L3 cache is the same between fourand sixcore units
  • Utilizes aging 45nm fabrication process
  • TurboCore (still in its infancy)