Originally Posted by rickcooperjr
even the I5 4670k is still a plane quad core it doesnt have hyperthreading so with future and alot of present newwer game releases being heavily multithreaded using 4+ cores often max of 6 cores utilized not even using multi threaded rendering yet recently the performance once you get into the modern games that use 4+ cores is nearly identical to the I5 and sometimes the 8350 even passes the I5 in the more modern games as i have stated it either pretty much ties it or passes it on modern multi threaded games at modern resolutions.
The point is, the i5 beats the 8350 more than the 8350 beats the i5. even in 8 threaded tasks often not. I never said it couldnt change in the future. I did say it probably wont ever pull ahead of the i5 by a lot, which is true.
In modern games, they do usually tie up, but usually when one wins its by a few frames. And those dual threaded games? People still play them and love them, you cant just not count them since they "arent modern". They kinda are. And the i5-3570k will always win in those dual-threaded games such as crysis, skyrim, etc.
the 8350 is best if 1. you want to upgrade to steamroller in the future 2. want a good budget video rendering cpu or 3. dont play dual-threaded games much. Its a great cpu, Im using one in my sig right now