1156 socket was very short lived and replaced by the very popular "sandy bridge" 1155 socket processor. The was the lowest of all the 1156 but stil a better choice then most socket 775 dual cores. Although the only difference between this and a core i3 5xx series is hyper-threading which means two core and two threads only. This processor has ALOT of over clocking head room and is ideal for gamers who want sheer single core speeds of 3.5ghz+ depending on your motherboard and cooler. I would recommend this chip if you already have an 1156 motherboard. there is on die graphics but you will probably be using a dedicated gpu if you are gaming. DDR3 ram prices has dropped to about $40 for 4 gb kits as of today and would tear through any tasks. anything above would be for bragging rights and ,future-proof, in the technology world is an oxymoron. 1156 socket lasted less then 2years even with popular chips as the quad core i5 750. But hey its a business and Intel couldn't sell chips and...
According to intel's website, this model does have HD Graphics built in. Here's the link [...]. I am not spamming or trying to put the first review down but bring back up what I think is sort of an unfair review. If you aren't getting any video with this processor and have a P55 chipset motherboard, (you only get a blue screen that says Intel, nothing else) than you might have to go to intel.com on another computer and download the newest bios and video software.
I don't have this product but I just want to help anyone who wants the cheapest LGA1156 (so you can upgrade later) slot processor available.
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