Lets put the FX 8-core to the side for 5mins.
I'm looking at Tomshardware. They did a review on the 4-core FX vs the i3 3220. (ignore the i5 3350)
The FX 4 core crushes the i3 in almost everything or performs virtually the same.
Even in gaming aside aside (skyrim) the performance was virtually the same.
Anyone whom has to make a choice between the two.
Originally Posted by dude12564
Not if they need low power draw.
Perhaps. But some eco hippies will always argue the power front. But you can always lower the volts on these chips. Remember its still a four core so power draw will always be worst.