Ahh but do those games evenly distribute the usage across all 4+ cores? Or do 1/2 cores of those cores have a much larger proportion of usage?
Remember the intel CPU’s also turboboost their 1-2 cores to get higher performance, so in those games where 1-2 cores are doing the most work, you’ll notice significant improvement.
In the end it is the real world results that count, and Benchmark tests of a large range of games shows Intel CPU’s outperforming AMD’s of the same class in most cases.
Also, the 8 core PS4 scenarios, those cores are only running at 1.6ghz, so a 4 core cpu running at 3.4ghz will perform remarkably well, and have the option to turbo it’s single/duel cores when needed.
I may have jumped the gun a little saying the i5-4690 will beat the fx-9590, they perform kind of similar. Except the 4690 draws wayy less power (over 100 watts less) and thus produces less heat. That 9590 runs at 5.0 ghz… crazy.
I used to be a AMD fanboy, mainly because I was a bit of a jew and didn’t want to spend money. When I was shopping around to upgrade my 955BE (thanks to chiv, it ran like ass) I did extensive research on what was the best bang-for-buck CPU for now and for 2-3 years into the future.
The i5-4670/4690 was winning hands down every time. The bottom line is, the CPU is more than powerful enough to achieve high frame rates in many current gen and likely next-gen games, allowing the GPU to actually chug along at it’s max potential.