Top positive review
Great CPU but don't buy if you have a 7th generation.
June 10, 2018
It has been a long time using this and I thought I'd give it a review.
DISCLAIMER: Intel is my preferred choice for CPU.
If you have a 7th generation processor do not buy this. You will see little to no improvements for gaming. And it isnt worth spending the 1000$ for the new architecture. Wait until your parts become unusable or damaged until buying a new computer. Remember if you buy a new CPU you'll need to buy a new MOBO.
There isn't much to say about the CPU it does what it's intended to do. Overclocked to 5GHz no issues. Great for a stream setup, or rendering videos.
I managed to get a high score of 8752 and a low of 8536 using Time Spy 1.0.