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I took the actual benchmark out of my post, and instead quoted the article so you esteemed gentlemen may actually read it before posting; it succinctly addresses each of your concerns.
Hey now. I did read the article. The frames for both chips in nearly each bench are within proper limits. Therefore, the smoothness may be a little leaning towards one side occasionally. But, like I said, the OVERALL gaming experience will NOT be affected. So, how was I proving a not-so-realistic point?
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OH yeah? well the AMD Chip has 8 cores! THATS NOT FAIR!!!! OH NOO!!! WHAT AM I GONNA DOOO????

The i7 may be clocked higher, but the tests are measuring stock performance out of box. It's not measuring clock for clock performance.
i... don't think you understand what's happening here.

the tests aren't measuring stock performance. they're measuring maximum OC performance.

this has nothing to do with "fair." this has to do with whether or not the information provided is useful.
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I took the actual benchmark out of my post, and instead quoted the article so you esteemed gentlemen may actually read it before posting; it succinctly addresses each of your concerns.
actually i read it and lost interest half way through. their testing method gives no useful information.
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i... don't think you understand what's happening here.

the tests aren't measuring stock performance. they're measuring maximum OC performance.

this has nothing to do with "fair." this has to do with whether or not the information provided is useful.
Yes, you are correct good sir. I made a mistake, I'm human. Don't kill me.

But, for the 2nd part of what I said... Please refer to this picture.

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alright, well, i still long for some useful and informative reports on these chips. as it is i'm left inferring an image of the chip piecemeal across the bowels of the internet... <shudder>
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alright, well, i still long for some useful and informative reports on these chips. as it is i'm left inferring an image of the chip piecemeal across the bowels of the internet... <shudder>
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=287

I'm not exactly sure how accurate or useful these benches are to you. But, its worth taking a look at. These are at stock settings.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=287

I'm not exactly sure how accurate or useful these benches are to you. But, its worth taking a look at. These are at stock settings.
thanks, but i've seen 'em. i've been scouring. there's still a question as to whether they might be *passable* gaming chips. i'd consider the 8 way overkill, and the 6 towing the line for just gaming.

some tests show the power draw on the FX-4 to be not so bad, similar to an older i5-7xx. but if the performance just isn't there, well then...

i'm hoping that folks on here will start to publish some wide ranging data, but with the social sentiment so strong against the chip, i wonder if anyone will even bother. and i just don't have the funds to do it myself, so i wait and search. =)

there were some interesting numbers here that i got courtesy of xd_1771. worth a look:

http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...fx_4170,7.html
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