I didn't twist anything. You fired off infomercial "don't use their product" ridiculousness. We have many gifs on gn explaining the level of ridiculousness your post is a part of. Name 1 title where an 8350 is incapable of 100fps. Don't worry I'll wait, and be quick to shoot you down as wrong if you think there is one. GPU is most important, always has been always will be. Now sure if you're trying to keep your good old 939 rig alive it may not be such a pleasant experience. But just because benchmark junkies want every possible frame regardless of its affect on playability doesn't mean that amd cpus are in any way incapable of gaming. Your rhetoric implies otherwise and I'm sorry that's simply silly fanboyism and nothing more. If you're sitting on a situation where you think an intel cpu would be faster while running 290x crossfire than you are staring down a detail level inferior to your gpu solution. IE you could be playing with much better detail without any lag. Once the gpu begins to actually be used as the monster it is, the fact the cpu can only play the game at 100fps compared with 120 or even 150 for that matter is pointless. So sure at 1080P you'll see a difference, but a single 290X was designed for higher resolutions than 1080p, dual means were talking ultra hd resolutions. Running the game at 4k or even just 2k will find the intel and the amd getting the EXACT SAME FRAME RATE! Meaning if you actually plan on using you're expensive GPU's any extra money you spent on that super hyperactive intel was wasted. You would be better off putting it towards better gpu coolers or more storage space for games. Now sure I'm saying this while having just purchased a 4790K but I do more than just game on my rig.