Reviewed by Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 03/18/13
Another great AMD product. AMD's slogan should be "Bang for your Buck!" Let's hope they stick to their word to continue the FM2 socket for some years to come. A single CPU upgrade would be nice for once in my PC ownership experience.
The stock cooler looks like it came from an original Athalon 64 from 10 years ago. I know this 100W CPU is going to want more cooling than that in this FL heat. Maybe AMD does this to keep the CPU cost down? Can't dock them a point for an adequate cooler though.
Make sure you're running a 64-bit OS and fast dual-channel ram. That's 2 STICKS of DUAL-CHANNEL RAM!!! In case you missed that. CPU will benchmark extremely low in 32-bit OS as will 3D graphics without 2 sticks of dual-channel ram.
Reviewed by DONALD STEIN from PORTERVILLE, CA on 11/20/12
this is one good kick ass apu chip runs like a cheetha and is werth it too me first time with this apu it will run anything you can throw at it
the stock cooler fan is loud under high loads is all mine runs 5.5 k rpms high loads