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on 19 January 2015
Great budget CPU. Determining the performance of CPUs is very difficult and not just a function of the clock speed. I decided to purchase the G3220 because it showed good performance results on a number of web sites and seemed good value for money. It works flawlessly with the H81M-S2H motherboard from Gigabyte and make for a great budget system. With 4GB of Corsair DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA PCI-E graphics card, it is capable of running all my apps and games on Windows 8.1 32-bit (this was an upgrade from an aging Pentium 4 dual core system).
I also have another PC with a G3240 and one with a core i3 (3.2GHz) and there is no noticeable difference in performance.
The cooling fan runs quiet and doesn't look stressed.
Overall a great upgrade.
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on 27 October 2015
Bought this for a Media PC I was building - first time building a PC ever, and I was aiming for a sub £150 build. Didn't quite manage that, but this chip helped me come close.

I use the PC to stream Amazon video, BBC iplayer, play blu-rays and so forth. It runs all these applications brilliantly under Windows 10. Also any office applications, Skype. Basically, all the normal stuff most people want a PC for. No additional graphics card needed. Pretty fast too. With a gigabyte motherboard and a dodgy old HDD rescued from an ancient PC, it boots up in under 30 seconds. If I put an SSD in, it'll be like lightning.

Obviously, gaming performance is limited. But if you want to build a cheap general purpose Windows or Linux PC, these are great.
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on 15 January 2014
Pretty much an i3 for £60 less. The integrated graphics are very surprising as it will play games like skyrim and gta 4 on medium graphics
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on 18 July 2015
Complementing my new HTPC motherboard great performance for the price. seems to be able to handle requests from 3 KODI system around the house as a TV server using NPVR and from the HTPC itself also running KODI. No issues with HD CHANNELS
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on 19 December 2013
This CPU is not high end but is a good CPU to use if you are just wanting light use and are on a budget.
The integrated graphics associated with the CPU are also very good for basic use.
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on 17 December 2014
Fantastic value for money. I stuck this in my custom built pfsense router which is not demanding at all and the load is always <10%. I am considering buying it again for an media-only PC.
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on 16 September 2017
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on 2 April 2014
These are perfect for non-demanding tasks, office workstations, parents computer even HTPC.
They are ridiculously cheap, and they work just great with Win 8 - a great bargain.
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on 28 June 2015
Bought twenty of them to replace my broken electric heater. They're also great for crunching numbers. Highly recommended...
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on 30 September 2015
Had few of these now for builds very good bang for buck can plays all my games maxed with 8GB ram and MSI R7 370 2GB good budget chip that dose what you need obviously not the best for multi tasking
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