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Dont understand why some AMD guys are upset? This shows the FX chip being perfectly fine for gaming being just a few points behind the 3770K.
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Dont understand why some AMD guys are upset? This shows the FX chip being perfectly fine for gaming being just a few points behind the 3770K.

Most of the upset is due to THG being a rubbish website and posting nonsense to promote Intel/nVidia.

I'm not saying that all their reviews and reports are like this but most are. If they've changed their modus operandi I beg for forgiveness but will still ignore them. If Anandtech, Guru3D or some other reputable site did it I would find it credible but not THG.
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Most of the upset is due to THG being a rubbish website and posting nonsense to promote Intel/nVidia.

I'm not saying that all their reviews and reports are like this but most are. If they've changed their modus operandi I beg for forgiveness but will still ignore them. If Anandtech, Guru3D or some other reputable site did it I would find it credible but not THG.

Anand?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=697
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Anand?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=697

to be fair anand's comparison page is filled with low res games and useless garbage like sysmark.
 
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Dont understand why some AMD guys are upset? This shows the FX chip being perfectly fine for gaming being just a few points behind the 3770K.

The complaint being made is that yes, the data shows exactly that, but the article then goes on to editorialise in favour of Intel regardless, by proposing preposterous nonsense to try and slant the price/performance ratio in favour of the i7.

And yes, they are being preposterous, because adding on the cost of the entire system does not negate the evident value gap on the CPU itself, and as someone who until recently had no choice but to build budget machines, I find the idea that value builders don't carefully weigh the price/performance ratio of every single component before shelling out idiotic. You can spout nonsense about "oh it's -only- 5-10% when you factor in the whole system hurpa durp", but for a lot of people that 5-10% is extremely significant.

Oh, and just in case any TH/Intel fans try to have a crack; my system runs an i5.
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You couldn't pay me to put an AMD CPU in my box and it has nothing to do with bias. They simply don't make anything high end enough for my system.
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Yeah like +135 watts per hour doesn't cost extra money since extra cost is "extremely significant" to you.
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I look at it this way. Most of the people are going to go out and buy a pre-built system. So i think this is a very good review. The intel wil cost a bit more for the whole system (not much) but they are informing the whole world not just us on OCN. Most people don't go and just buy a cpu/motherboard they buy awhole system at once. Just my 2 cents tho
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I find it absolutely hilarious that none of the intel fanboy who accused Logans review as being flawed due to GPU bottlenecks aren't even noticing that it's the same story here.... rolleyes.gif
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i7-3770K $330
Asus Sabertooth Z77 $240
$570

AMD FX-8350 $200
Asus Sabertooth 990FX $180
$380

Based on newegg pricing right now, thats $190 difference. That's pretty substantial. That's almost enough to go from a 7850 to a 7970. That's where things get interesting, budget constraints. i7 with 7850, or FX with 7970.
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