Originally Posted by motherpuncher
So obviously it doesn't stand up to the i7, but is that really THAT bad? I've been thinking of getting a second 670, but everyone says NOOOOOO it's horrible with that setup! But I really don't think that looks too terrrible... am I missing something?
As I've said countless times, in games that can utilise all of the available cores in an FX series CPU they perform very very close to the Intel chips.
Problem is that games that can and do use that any threads are few and far between.
Frost Bite 2 is very multi-threaded engine so you won't need an ultra fast CPU to get the most out of it.
CryEngine 3 is also very multi-threaded and doesn't require loads of CPU grunt for maximum performance.
There's another few game engines that are very mutli-threaded, Capcoms Framework engine, GTA4, Dirt 3.....
The problem being is that for every game that's highly multi-threaded there's 100's of them that isn't...
Every time an Intel fanboy slags of FX's CPU gaming performance the same thing always happens, AMD fanboys always bring up BF3 and Crysis 2... which are 2 of kind in terms of CPU core scaling.
People need to realise there's more games then just BF3 and Crysis 2