Originally Posted by DaveLT
Those numbers are for games which are CPU-intensive and are poorly threaded. How many people actually play Skyrim here? I know i don't after playing a month trying to like the game i ended up hating the game for being boring
So anything less than 8 is poorly threaded? Do enlighten us if you're such a programming god
Theres a reason why clock for clock matters so much. Most programs aren't 'well threaded'.
AMD also may not have the distribution network that Intel has, inflating their prices in certain markets, even say Canada. As far as I can find, the cheapest 8350 is $199. The cheapest 3570k is $26 more. Sure, if I actually did encoding or rendering often then I'd actually say, Intel absolutely blows. But how often is my cpu every doing something like that?
In a game, your CPU should never even get close to 60 FPS at minimum. Most people on OCN spend exponentially more on their GPU setups and having your four digit 2-4way being bottlenecked by your $200 CPU is ridiculous.
Still, I applaud AMD's efforts. It no longer feels as absolutely hopeless and abject like the Core2 vs Athlonx2, Phenom days.