Originally Posted by SCollins
8350 is a fine cpu, and if you actually use your computer for doing work, its a great cpu for the money
mostly, its a tie. The intel CPU's beat the AMD cpus in games that are old, single threaded or that just os happen to be well optimized for Intel cpu's. this happens allot actually.
the power difference real world, is less then the cost of a pack of 100w incandescent light bulbs, annualy.
ehh, higher IPC at which instructions ?
funny how the cpu's tie with skyrim, becuase it isn't a well threaded game, IIRC skyrim is built with GCC compiler.
Personally, I suspect your a intel shell, trying to push intel sales in a weak quarter. You've done a aweful lot of positioning to make a intel purchase looking at all this research you've done.
no way, maybe becuase they use portland or gcc compilers ?
1st "if you actually use your computer for doing work, its a great cpu for the money" You are correct but that isn't what is at question. OP is "FX-8350 worth it for gaming?" He didn't ask if this CPU is good for EVERYTHING.
I asked for links that would back up your bias opinion and you still have not provided any and then return to just call me a fan boy in a round about way. You only have one game maybe 2 that can be pointed out as a "TIE" not beating but a tie and that doesn't cut it and would make for horrible justification and reasoning to push the 8350 over the 3570k.
"The intel CPU's beat the AMD cpus in games that are old" This is partly true and disregards all recent releases that the Intel CPU beats the AMD at stock clocks which the INTEL surpasses when overclocked.
Again I ask can you provide any links of trusted review / benchmarks that prove your opinion that somehow isn't proved by anything else besides you stating it? If I'm wrong I'd honestly like to see it and read it so that I can make a sound reasonable decision instead of imature "MAAAAH you intel shell, trying to push sales" garbage passive aggressive argument. Show me proof is all I ask.