Editors Liked

  • Cheap
  • Decent performance
  • Quad core
  • Best Phenom overclocking potential
  • No TLB bug
  • Good upgrade for AM2 Athlon X2 systems
  • Independent memory controller simplifies overclocking
  • Paired with inexpensive
  • Low-power-usage motherboard chipset
  • Surprisingly Good Overclocking

Editors Didn't Like

  • Slower than Intel
  • More expensive and slightly lower performance than Intel quad cores
  • Still lags behind Intels Core 2 Quad in performance
  • SSE4a multimedia instructions partially incompatible with Intels SSE4 instructions