Editors Liked

  • Highly overclockable out of the box
  • Good performance
  • Power efficient
  • Unlocked CPU multiplier and RAM dividers
  • Efficient 32nm process
  • Includes Intel GMA HD 45nm graphics unit
  • AES instructions update made it at least 10x faster

Editors Didn't Like

  • Pricing could have been a bit more aggressive
  • Costs $30 more than the Core i5 650
  • At stock settings, can't match performance of certain less costly Intel/AMD CPUs