Date Joined: 09/03/02
Pros: This chip is fast and cheap. I built a HTPC around this cpu, and couldn't be happier. My laptop is a 3rd gen i7 3632 with a dedicated graphics card, and my HTPC seems to be slightly fast in just about everything. That said, I don't game, so I don't know how that would be. It is 10% faster at ripping blu-rays, loads Win7 about 5 seconds faster (both have sandforce SSDs), and just seems snappier in general. Love this thing and love the price.
Cons: None so far!