Originally Posted by Durquavian
Funny you call him out as fanboy and your comment is worse. The i3 is no match whatsoever to the 6300 or 8350 outside of single thread and minimal power usage (which is obvious from less cores) and that is it. For 90% of activities i3 would be a far worse choice over the FXs. Now enter the i5s it gets alittle closer to being a comparison and the i7 a completely different discussion.
Unless you play games or render ALL the time, you won't notice much difference, considering the strong single thread performance of the i3.
Even if you play games, source engine and older games would run just fine on the i3.
If you are playing newer games and your are bottlenecked by your CPU, then obviously you are doing something wrong (just grab a cheap locked i5 or FX8).
Give us some leaks on the Steam Roller already. Hopefully AMD brings what they promised (~30% increase in IPC).
I won't upgrade my CPU until 2015-2016-ish, if AMD offers something competitive by then I might switch back.