I got this for my entry level gaming set-up, and I have to say I'm impressed. This CPU is plenty fast for most peoples needs, and it certainly isn't bottlenecking the system.
I chose this over the Intel Core i3 because of three main reasons:
-LGA1155 is a dead socket, FM2 has support for Richland and Kaveri APUs
-The iGPU would enable me to have more graphics performance from a 6670 DDR5.
So it performs like a core i3, pretty much meeting it in every test apart from single threaded applications, but they are often basic now and can run off most CPUs without problem.
It would have been nice to see L3 cache on this CPU- I do feel that the lack of it is a bit of a bottleneck (however this could be challenged as the FX4100 does have L3 cache, and is outperformed by this APU) but what you really have here is a £50 Quad Core CPU and a £45 GPU. So no complaints.
I would reccommend anyone looking for an entry level gaming solution to pick up this chip, it will also suit office and HTPC needs.
The stock cooler included in the box whilst being all aluminium (suggesting this APU doesn't run hot) does a good job of keeping the processor cool, I'm yet to hit 50 degrees C.