If this 'provokes' intel to move to 6 and 8 cores for the i7 lines, that would only benefit us all. I've got a feeling Intel is instead reserving them for the high end though even in the next year or two.
It's not like intel still doesn't have the performance crown with their 6 core line, but like all things in life, if you want the best you pay for it.
Originally Posted by rx7racer
I don't see what is astonishing about AMD's performance anyway to be honest.
I must be missing something. Looking at the clocks I don't see AMD "demolishing" Intels much at all.
Edit. By clocks I'm just meaning that once you throw both to 5GHz I don't think it would be as much in AMD's favor as it looks like on stock clocks.
For less than 200 bucks and beating a 300 buck product i'd say it's fair to see it's a whooping in that sense, but in all reality they are both competitive with each other. The i5 on the other hand not so much right now compared to the FX-8's for this title atleast. 10fps difference on minimum frame rates is very noticeable in the real world.
Clock speeds of different architectures are irrelevant in this discussion of stock performance since that is the only thing we have benchmarks on right now.
Not many people using mainstream cooling will be hitting 5ghz on either side of the fence. But just for hypotheticals, with the performance lead the 8350 shows over a 2500k, even with a high over clock on the 2500k, at the same speeds I still see the FX-8 edging it out.
I'd love to test it myself, but don't have the parts to do so.Edited by SoloCamo - 2/20/13 at 9:18am