Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
Key part bolded. Once you start to get into the upper range of GPUs, i.e. GTX 670/HD7950 and up, you start to see many situations where your CPU becomes the limiting factor in regards to overclocking. And that can happen easily to a stock IVB
i5-3570k. Not even talking about Haswell/SBe/IBe. Just plain-jane-'ol Ivy Bridge. And that stock Ivy Bridge i5 is easily comparable to a moderately high OC on the FX-8350.
When a stock Ivy Bridge i5-3570k is capable of bottlenecking even single GPUs, what do you think is going to happen on a lightly OC'd/stock FX-8350? You have to realize that a fair few people don't overclock their CPUs, but rather instead just OC their GPUs, which in the grand scheme of things, is a bit more user friendly to most computer hardware users.
Also, those "hacks that claim to be journalists" are a heck of a lot more reliable and FAR less biased than you.
Also, for the whole notion of the next generation of consoles making games highly threaded. You have to realize that nearly half the cores/threads available on the consoles are dedicated to the OS and background processes that it has to run. So if anything, you'd be noticing games threaded for usage up to 5 threads, and not much else. Which would STILL easily give the performance advantage to Intel's CPUs.
Its really tiring to have to argue these facts over and over against those that put their bias before facts. They are facts, and people like you, Durquavian, and others with extreme biases, aren't going to be able to chance said facts. I just hope that Steamroller (if it even comes out to enthusiast platforms) is actually worth a damn. Because unless you are on a strict low-budget, Intel still wins out. Especially when you can build a good overclocking Intel rig for about the same cost as a good AMD overclocking rig.
Ok look, we have had this discussion before. I think you need a better understanding of Bias. Bias would infer that I will always state , in this case, AMD as the better option. That no matter what I would state this even when it is obviously untrue. Can you find one instance of me doing this? I'll help you save time NO
. I have only stated to the facts of my experience and given only truth as far as I could make it from evidence given from others and what little I could extract from the reviewers.
And to the point of bottle-necking, look at it this way: if my current setup doesn't bottle-neck and gives me a certain level of performance, then upgrading the GPU will not get worse. Bottle-necking would only occur at extreme levels. There is more than enough evidence that dual GPUs don't bottle-neck on an fx8350.
And just for reiteration, stop referring to me as bias because I don't agree with your takes on the subject at hand. My statements have been far more bias-free than yours.