Originally Posted by Alatar
good enough =/= fast.
For a gamer an 8350 will only hang with the intel offerings in GPU intensive FPS games etc. Go into RTS or MMOs and it's a different story. It's because of those games where the single thread performance really hurts it that I don't really consider it fast. I even have a 8320 that could do 5.4ghz as a daily OC. Not a particularly good experience with SC2 for example
Let me go ahead and stop you right their alatar. I own a great 3770K, I have my current daily driver at 4.7GHz. And even it will drop down to 30FPS and under in major battles. Im actually in a process of putting some SC2 comparisons together. I know the reviews say that Intel is so superior in games like SC2 but that's just a lie.
Anyone who says their Intel CPU does not get murdered in SC2 with heavy battles is flat out not noticing, it or lying. Take a fraps run of HotS when Kerrigen storms the Terran fortress with like hundreds of zerglings and banelings. I guarantee you drop to around 30FPS or below.
Im sure the Intel chips fair a bit better no doubt, but lets not act like if you have a Intel chips your perfectly 100% playable above 60FPS all the time. So IMO that does not justify the extra $100+ premium for a Intel chip vs a AMD one. I cant complain as I got mine for $100 but that's a extreme circumstance.
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
nope, it can't, but a 4.5ghz i7-4770k will perform as well as a 4.8ish 2600k. Maybe even a bigger difference. Unfortunate though that they can't keep that IPC increase and the OC'ability.
EDIT: From Cyclop's delidding tests.
True, but IIRC cine-bench is one of the only one that shows such large gains in IPC. Some tests actually have the Haswell at a deficit, in gains. If you average them all together its less than 8% I believe. Once new instructions get utalized that will change, but by that time haswell will be a has-been. Edited by Dimaggio1103 - 6/28/13 at 10:21am