Originally Posted by Buris
AMD CPUs see a performance boost, Intel fanboys' tears can be licked from my miles away.
if AMDs bet can be pulled off, it's going to be in massive favor of their CPUs regardless.
considering these consoles only allot 6 cores to games, and those cores are equivalent to 2-3 intel cores (at stock), Intel CPU's have NOTHING to worry about.
games have whooped AMD recently because they've only taken advantage of like 2 threads. Sure that helps Intel a bit since their IPC is pretty high, but it still hasn't taken advantage of the other 2 high IPC cores that Intel quad cores have.
a 2 threaded game gives Intel a huge advantage over AMD.
a 4 threaded game only takes MORE advantage of Intel, utilizing all of it's cores, vs AMD which will still be limited to 4 slower cores.
Push it up to 8 threads though (more than the consoles can use) then it gets finicky as the line starts to blur between what the 8350 is capable of, the i5, and the i7.