So we started talking about AMD vs Intel In this thread : https://www.overclock.net/t/1023100/official-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-series-owners-thread-club/8470#post_21575426
And I posted a little comparison with sources from all over the web.
I thought it might interest some peoples so I decided to post in the General CPU section
Ok so In this comparison I'm gonna tell you how much average FPS amount difference and I'll compare the FX-6300 and the FX-8350 to the 2500k result
FX 6300 should be higher than the FX 6200 benchmarked here (Bulldozer vs Piledriver right ?) and the FX-8320 stock theorically a few frames lower. cause it's apparently the same CPU with less clock speed, don't know about the cache and all that.
but from what I seen in other benchmarks the FX-6300 and the 8 core the single threaded performance is essentially the same but I'll still put the FX-6200 as an indication.
So here it is :
I'll put the link i got the numbers from.
In this order of comparison FX-6200 vs FX-8350 vs i5-2500k
66 vs 77 vs 99 = ok that's huge.
59 vs 70 vs 80 = not that much here. betweeh the 8 core and the i5
84 vs 84 vs 86 = minimal gain
Crysis 2:(up to 4 core multithread according to my research)
FX-6200 : 72 FX-8350 :86 i5-2500k :85
Far cry 2 :
Fx-6300 and FX-8320 both in the 105's 3770k 30 frames higher.
Just Cause 2 : http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/586/bench/Gaming_02.png
FX 6300 : 83 FX 8350 : 86.7 3770k : 86.9
The witcher 2:
FX 6300: 63.1 FX 8350 : 64.9 i5 2500k: 68.2
This review is nice also :
Starcraft II Cpu dependent game here it does make sense to go intel as the minimum frame rate is way above, if you're PRO SCII player or play alot of it.
Metro 2033 :
2-5 frames difference.
Altought the frames seems more "stable" on this benchmark :
FX 6300: 58.1 FX 8320: 58.6 3770k: 69.5
Here even more benchmarks :
BF4: http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-benchmarks/ http://pclab.pl/art55318-3.html
4770k vs 3770k vs 2600k vs FX-8350
FX-8320/FX-8350 vs i5 4760k good video benchmark.
My conclusion is AMD isn't that far from intel peformance wise and in most games it will achieve 60's stable frame rates, so I don't really see why I should go intel.(PS: I was on the edge and I just ordered a AMD board now)
Perhaps if you want higher resolutions or fancy cards(you don't wanna get CPU bottleneck with a fancy card) Crossfire/SLI or even 120hz screen it make sense to go intel.
Let me know in the comments if it helped you and what you think, I'm also gonna post this on a blog for people to find.
I would also like to know the experience people had with those AMD CPU's regarding Minumum FPS amount drops especially in single threaded games anyone got feedback on that, any spikes in some game?