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Old April 16, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of GPU limitations. When that happens, perf will be all over the place.

Buddy benchmarked with an HD 7870 at 1440P. 'nuff said.

Also, please remember that they're also benchmarking with XSplit. That makes a HUGE difference.
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so it's all bullshit or what? Why doesn't anyone ever benchmark with Portal 2? It's a multicore game...
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:29 AM
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There's only 20-30$ difference between a FX 8350 and an i5-3570k, also I think the resale value of an intel cpu is higher imo.
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Old April 22, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Keep in mind that these benchmarks are COMPLETELY situational. They are dependent on hardware/software/binning for OC/patches and drivers at the time of review/etc. Also, gaming performance does not translate in to real world performance. (day to day operation, OS, compression, file transfer, etc.)

At the end of the day, there's no doubt that Intel is winning the race between these two, and there's also no doubt that AMD offers some excellent value performance. (Especially when you factor in the cheaper MB prices for AMD.) But it all comes down to your budget, system uses, and personal preference. That's why reviewers at HWC make such an effort to be neutral and test a full spectrum of games and software. Then it's up to the consumer to determine what best fits your requirements and budget.
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