( 4.8 Average / 6 Ratings )
Does its job and runs well with the system. As a starter Gaming PC I am pleased with the performance.
Good processor is good. The cpu cooler (push pins) was a breeze to install.
Wasn't the processor I was originally gonna buy. But I'm happy with it so far does what I need it to do
So I'll admit, I ended up with this guy because I couldn't get my hands on a G4560 in a timely manner. I'm looking at it as paying $30 for a .2GHz overclock. I know, I know, a 6% performance boost for $30 is a small fraction of what that money could have gotten me in a better GPU, but I honestly doubt I'll ever take full advantage of the 1050 Ti as it is.
This is a great, affordable CPU. It works well in a low to mid range gaming computer. It would be great for a desktop computer as well.
One downside is that Intel's Optane NVMe memory modules with super fast cache will not work with it. The sites often say that they require 7th generation chips (Kaby Lake chip), but the Intel site excludes Pentium chips with this technology. Get an i3 if you want to boost an HDD.
However, that is not a huge problem get a regular SSD if HDD load times bother you.
This CPU is amazing for what it has. It certainly isn't the best and doesn't score very high but it does its job perfectly.