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Old February 12, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Hmm, AMD's chips are actually fairly competitive. With some exceptions, anyone who's buying a <$200 chip wouldn't buy a GTX680. They're more likely to buy a GTX660 or GTX660Ti, or a 7870/7950. Therefore I think they would be a little more gpu bound than with the GTX680 that they tested with. So, for the price, yes, I would consider that AMD's chips are keeping up with Intel quite nicely on the gaming front. Now, this test doesn't account for the 3570K, which once overclocked will give much higher framerates than the 3550 in the test. However, the 3570K is usually $40 more expensive than an 8350, so more expensive chip = more performance.

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