( 3.3 Average / 6 Ratings )
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The value proposition of this little guy is unfortunately harmed by the loud stock cooler, which is okay when idling but whines like a clogged laptop fan under sustained load. If you're willing to put up with the noise, and you really don't need more performance, then it might make sense to use this over Ryzen. Otherwise, you should just save up for the R3 1200 (or upcoming 2200). For your troubles, you'll get yourself a better CPU and a better cooler.
EDIT: With murmurs of upcoming Zen-based Athlons, most notably the Athlon 200GE, I've decided to dock yet another star.
For a processor on a budget, this thing performs almost as if it was made for the RX 460, and with a stable 3.9GHz overclock, it performs marvelous compared to other processors at this price point. Only flaw I've found is that the stock fan does get loud under load, but you can't have everything.
EDIT: I'm still completely happy with this processor, but dang, I didn't realize how loud the stock fan got until recently. I usually do stuff with closed back headphones and an air conditioner on, but i was trying to so something a few nights ago (circa June 30th, 2018) without my headphones, and i could hear the cooler over the sound of my air conditioner! all while my PC was idling, and i was sitting away from my desk! Im docking another star for how audible this fan is, but it's stll a wonderful chip at the price point with a very bright future in upgradiblity. i'd advise saving up a bit more though for a R3 1200.
Really good cpu for the price. Not being a us resident and having to ship most of my parts from the US or Canada, I could not afford a Ryzen chip at the time (still can't), but this is doing a very good job at the moment. I am yet to overclock it.
Decent cpu, i wouldn't spend more than $50 on it though. Could not overclock with my asrock ab350m, I read somewhere that asus boards can overclock this chip. An ok pair with a gtx 1050 ti with very promising upgrade path to Ryzen chipsets.
This CPU is excellent bang for your buck. Does pretty much exactly what I wanted it too. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that the description said id be getting a Wraith Spire cooler with it and instead a got a very basic old school AMD CPU Cooler. Not really sure why the description is off, But that being said the old school cooler fan is exceptionally quiet at 100%.
Great CPU for the price point however is only 4 thread which can be very limiting in CPU heavy games and applications, but gives an easy upgrade path to ryzen.