Editors Liked

  • Excellent performance/price ratio
  • Lower TDP handy for SFF PCs
  • Outstanding performance in multi-threaded apps
  • Bundled cooler improves value proposition
  • Good temperatures

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited all-core overclocking headroom
  • Gaming performance lower than competing Intel Core i5 chips
  • Performance deficit compared to stock Ryzen 7 2700
  • Lacks integrated graphics