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Future CPU and gaming Performance, some questions. (AMD / INTEL)

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Well as many of you here, i hate it when i spend my money just to have it be obsolete not too long later.

So i've been reading this thread, (it was something along the lines of 8350 vs i5 3570k),i've not really been able to make a conclusion, i've done a google search too but the relevance of the search results were not really of any help.

So apparently, in the future of gaming, to my understanding, AMD cpus will be taking the lead because they're more capable of multi threading? Is this correct? As an i5 3570k user (i've not bought it too long ago, this kind of bothers me because i'm worried it's not future proof, and lashing out several hundred euros is never fun for anyone).

At the moment i'm running my CPU @ 4ghz Easily, i'm willing to bet i'd get it up to 4.5 ghz with ease.

But here's the thing i 've been reading more often, when people say AMD cpus will take the lead, are we talking about a few fps lead or are we talking 20~30 fps leads? Or is this not foreseeable at the moment?

And finally, if anything, i've planned to upgrade my graphic card in the future, with an i5 3570k, do you guys think this CPU will bottleneck a future Nvidia 800 Series or a future radeon 9XXX series graphic card?

To my understanding, a better graphic card will always give you better performance as long as the cpu is not the culprit. But if i want to squeeze the maximum amount of performance out of it i will have to invest into a new cpu?

Of course, if it has to be done i will upgrade my pc.
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It's like people saying 2GB of vRAM is not enough for a 1080p display, do you see it being a problem for 90% of the games today? Those which push vRAM usage that far become unplayable even on a 3GB/4GB cards. It's a moot point really. There's no such thing as "Future Proofing" in computers. So don't worry, just buy whatever is the most suitable hardware for your needs right now.

To answer your other question, an i5-3570K isn't going to bottleneck single powerful GPU for the most part. Maybe just in benchmarks, but not in games IMHO.
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