Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
I don't see how comparing a $330 CPU to a $200 CPU is fair. Also, almost every instance they showed was CPU/thread bound in some way, which means there wasn't a hope in hell of the FX 8350 getting to use all 8 of its cores. Couple that with the fact that the i7 3770k already has 8 threads feeding 4 cores, and you get a "duh" moment with this article: Of course the 3770k won. Did anyone actually believe something else was going to happen?
In addition to that, they are overclocking both chips to the same speed, 4.4GHz in this case. And they are considering that fair. Here is a fact: Difference CPU architectures need difference clock speeds in order to be considered equal. Clocking two completely different chips to the same speed, will always give one or the other an advantage. That method of testing is fine, as long as you are only testing a single architecture. But otherwise, it is just a way to create a biased review.
I used to have so much respect for TH. Back around 2000 I was their biggest fan, but they've soo gone downhill since then. Back then they didn't care which cpu was faster, intel or amd. They just reported the facts, without any slant.