Frequency: 4.0/4.2GHZ (Base/Overdrive) Cores: 8 Cache: 8/8MB (L2/L3) Socket Type: AM3 Power Wattage: 125W AMD FX 8-Core Processor, Unlocked, Black Edition. AMD's next-generation architecture takes 8-core processing to a new level. Get up to 24% better frame rates in some of the most demanding games, at stunning resolutions. Get faster audio encoding so you can enjoy your music sooner. Go up to 5.0 GHz with aggressive cooling solutions from AMD. What Is In The Box: CPU, Heat Sink and Fan(E3), Thermal Paste is already applied on the Heat Sink, FX Bezel Sticker, Certificate of Authenticity, Installation Instruction and a 3 Year Warranty and Instruction Manual
I chose this processor to put into my new PC gaming build. There really isn't much to complain about in terms of capabilities. This processor features 8 physical cores running at 4.0 GHz right out of the box, and overclocks to 5.0 GHz with advanced liquid cooling systems and a capable motherboard and power supply configuration.Installation is as easy as dropping it into your motherboard, applying thermal paste (preferably Arctic Silver 5), and attaching your CPU co..