Just Sal, on 06 February 2013 - 20:16, said:
Then basically he does make sense. But he also states that for gaming you don't need a CPU that is rated the best in hyper threading. Also states that 2 out of 10 most resource taxing games an AMD will do better then an Intel. As long as you have a decent GPU. So I am a little confused. Benchmarks say otherwise when you do a search.
It's hard to find sites that test all given CPUs at a price point with all GPUs at a price point. They usually just pick one (usually a high end one) and go from there.
The long and short of it is that for the right price, yes, AMD makes decent processors. But, given their current architecture, the X4s and X6s are basically dead in the water. The X8 competes fine with some i5s, but doesn't really match the i7.
Hyperthreading is basically non-issue here, except for i3. Everything above that is already at 4 physical cores.