Originally Posted by Disturbed117
Kinda off topic:
The one advantage i can think of having more cores is Being able to record game play without losing out on performance vs lesser cores.
This is why many of us who do that use the i7 instead of the i5. I can game, run multiple monitors, record, and compile the video. It's darned useful. The power consumption of the bulldozer is what finally made me switch to intel from my 1090 and 1100t... It was time I had been playing from behind for so many years.
bulldozer and piledriver are ok. Not bad processors. But not the best or even in the upper tier by any stretch. My other problem with AMD has been the TJmax temperature. My intel now runs cooler under the same heatsink (hyper 212+) I used for my last 2 amd processors with no overclocks on any. It's important stuff.