Reviewers Liked

  • Definite upgrade for all earlier AM2/AM2processors
  • Top choice for building a new AMD DDR2 rig
  • Overclocked well
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Overclocks easily
  • Unlocked Black Edition allows unrestricted overclocking*
  • Excellent real-world quad-core performance
  • Lower Power Usage
  • Better Gaming Scores

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • With the release of AM3, it's a hard decision whether to build AM2or AM3
  • A bit pricey
  • Needs high voltage to overclock beyond 3.6GHz
  • Will not work on AM3 motherboards
  • Does not include DDR3 memory support
  • Limited to DDR2 Memory
  • Clock-for-clock slower than Intel
  • Requires BIOS upgrade for existing motherboards