Editors Liked

  • "Northbridge" module integration
  • New 32 nm process node
  • Low power consumption and heat output
  • Exceptional performance for a Dual Core processor
  • Overclocking potential
  • Speedy for the price
  • Decent on-chip graphics
  • Affordable

Editors Didn't Like

  • Quad core price tag for dual core processor
  • Memory and PCIE controller not in processor core
  • Older generation memory controller
  • No IGP control on P55 boards
  • Half of the Clarkdale chip is pure waste for gamers
  • Not as fast as AMD's similarly priced offering
  • Requires newest motherboard chipsets to enable on-chip graphics