Originally Posted by Ghost
You got something wrong. i5 will give better performance in games than any AMD CPU. i5 3570K costs the same, draws less power and is around 20-30% faster than FX-8350 in games. That's with single GPU. Dual high-end system would be severely bottlenecked by FX.
Here's FX-8350 vs i7 3770K with 2x HD 7970s. i5 is identical to i7 in most games.
But how many people can afford one 7970 let alone two for Crossfire. Whilst I'd agree there is a deficiency in high-end multi GPU gaming performance few users will opt for such an expensive setup.
I think the broader message buildzoid was trying to convey was the similarities in gaming performance between the FX 4300, 6300, 8350 and 8320 which is sort of true.
Originally Posted by buildzoid
I the 6300 is a bit slower/faster in pretty much all benchmarks against the i5 3570k so If I wanted 1 or 2 GPU only gaming rig I'd go AMD.
This part I'm in disagreement with. Gaming no. Everything else maybe.