this is one of the best CPU's on the market for the 1366 soket
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
Amazingly capaple. Theres nothing i mean nothing you can thow at it that it couldnt manage
Verified purchase: No
Stunning performance for multi-threaded applications.
There are numerous reviews of this processor available on-line and I've never seen a bad one - except in relation to the price. I'm sure a lot are used by gamers and very possibly overclocked so purchasing 'pre-owned' might be thought risky but with eBay protection I was prepared to take a chance. I upgraded from my i7-930 (2.8GHz/4core/8thread/4.8Gt/s) to this i7-980 (3.33GHz/6core/12thread/6.4Gt/s). It seems a little 'snappier' in everyday things (wishful thinking?) but it has certainly boosted performance in video editing - my main reason for the upgrade. Boot time is very good and now probably limited by my three-year old SSD 'only' able to read around 300MB/s. Intel have a new socket and chipset for almost every new processor family but the X58 chipset is still a very strong performer and has tremendous memory bandwidth. This processor provides nearly twice the number crunching power of my original. Although performance boost with single threaded applications is minimal, it's a joy to use with those applications that can use all the threads.Read full review