Reviewers Liked

  • Unlocked multiplier for simplified overclocking
  • Costs a lot less than similar
  • Compatible with existing LGA 1156 PCs

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Aside from the multiplier, no other change in features from the Core i7-870.Intel Core i5-655K
  • Functionally identical to Core i5-650
  • System builders may not want to pay $40 more for overclocking privileges with only a dual-core chip
  • Only a very tiny niche can see value in this processor
  • Expensive