Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight
A10 is in no way close to a i7 4770K.
50 fps to 60 fps is not identical and is a noticeable and tangible difference.
Honestly I do not care if a single user shows me a benchmark contradicts with the benchmarks of well known websites. No offence of course.
I am telling you that sitting and playing in front of both systems you cannot tell the difference. BTW the difference between the Haswell and the A10 in Skyrim was less than you think. With VSync enabled the two systems where only about 3 FPS apart on average frame rate. The Haswell did win with a minimum of 57 FPS vs something like 49 FPS on the APU but during play there was zero lag on either system and the game play was identical.
I have both systems side by side in my home and there really is no difference in the play experience in ANY game I have tested. Now let me be clear I am not saying an APu is equal to an i7 4770K in performance numbers. But for 1080 gaming the gaming experience is to close to call. You might notice BTW that other sites have been saying the same thing. Even Anandtech has shown that for 90% of gaming on a single monitor at 1440 with a single video card the APU is a great choice.
The truth is the higher end CPUs do not get to stretch their muscle gaming until you push three monitors or a 4K display. Anything less than that the GPUs just suck the data faster than it is needed and in CPU limited games the limit is not nearly as high as people think. Gaming does not require the massive systems like it used to.
Now if you where video rendering I would tell you the difference would be noticeable but outside of a heavy work load the difference is to minor to effect the experience.