Editors Liked

  • Performance punches above its weight
  • Maintains compatibility with existing mobos
  • Relatively low price per core' Indium solder between heat spreader and die
  • Mature, proven platform

Editors Didn't Like

  • High power needs
  • So-so gaming performance
  • Single-threaded performance leaves something to be desired
  • 2970WX falters with some workloads
  • Expensive platform