I'd wager you actually know nothing about benchmarking either given the rubbish you're spewing. Benchmarking applications like 3D mark are actually specifically designed to use all of the cores at 100% as are most synthetic number crunching benchmarks like CPU queen, so i'd say they're fairly accurate. Also, fact is regardless of how you rationalise it, if a CPU with 8 cores produces the same results as one with 4 cores then logic dictates that it's doing less work per CPU cycle to achieve those results. It's basic logic. Not one test puts the AMD 8 core CPU's above Intel's 4 core CPU's by any significant margin, even in the tests the AMD does win by it's only about 5%. Are all those different numbers really likely to be telling lies?
Now look at that list, look at all the performance reviews that compare the FX 8350 and Intel equivalents, and ask yourself who is really mindlessly obeying their brand loyalty over facts.
First, I can't afford brand royalty when it comes to CPUs because when I buy/recommend one, only performance, price and needs are factors. I've made plenty that go both ways from the Core 2 days. As a matter of fact, I do think the i5K is a better purchase when focusing on games (other types of workloads too) in the ~200$ range. I'm just disappointed that you made so many exaggerations or statements that are not backed by actual facts. This is something somewhat surprising after seeing of what you're capable from various other topics around the forum.
To the point: Exactly what is the rubbish that I've been spewing? I don't trust benchmarks like 3DMark, they've only made one or two low tech games with their engines ever. I asked you for real world proof, an actual game (since this was the criteria for the CPU). I also never made the statement that an 8 core produces the same results as an 4 core, you did. For all I know, the FX might even be weaker if the game uses one architecture more efficiently than the other when utilising all cores. It depends on the game really. I just can't think of one at the moment and want to know if you have something to back your statement. But I guess ignorance is bliss.
Im pretty sure the OP has given up with this topic now from all the bitching and moaning and petty squabbling... your like a bunch of old women sitting around drinking tea, eating cake arguing over what wool is better to make there tea cosies with!
I already know the OP chose the Intel platform and I have no problem with that.
For any mod that may be reading this, maybe splitting this topic would be a good idea.