Reviewers Liked

  • Consumes less or equal power compared to Intel's competing quadcores
  • Excellent overclocking potential
  • Six Core Performance with HyperThreading
  • Turbo Boost Technology
  • Optimized for Windows 7
  • 12MB (Shared) L3 Cache
  • Much Improved Thermal Solution (DBXB)
  • 32nm Processor
  • Ridiculously Fast when Used Properly

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Software is unable to use all it offers
  • Expensive
  • Not for the Budget Minded
  • Additional CPU cores limit overclocking headroom
  • Does not add performance to high level gaming platforms