ohh and i think that if tomshardware is the authority on tech then you should check this also :
in all of tomshardware DIY, system builder marathon, IN NO RIG HAVE THEY SUGGESTED A FX 8350 . SO MUCH FOR ........
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared - Mini-ITX, Done Three Ways
so the question is are you really more talented than toms guys?
but i am sure, being the amd fans people here are... you will come up with some absurd way to defend your article.
how difficult is it to understand a simple fact that suggesting a processor depends on budget.
first of all, no where we are saying core i5 3570k isnt going to be recommended anywhere. we just try to put in what gives u best for ur budget. and thats what toms did there.
example consider a 70k rig -
AMD FX-8350 - 11950
ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0 - 7350
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL - 2100
Sapphire HD7870 XT 2GB Boost - 18000
WD Caviar Blue 1TB - 3876
Asus DRW-24D3ST DVD - 1107
Seasonic SS-750JS - 5479
Corsair Carbide 200R - 3449
Dell S2240L - 8500
Logitech G400 - 1899
Razer Goliathus Fragged Standard - 799
Logitech K200 - 485
APC 1KVA - 4500
Logitech/Creative 2.1 - 2000
Total - 71484
the processor mobo combo is costing 19k~.
i5 3570k itself costs 15k, and u dont get a decent mobo to overclock for 4k. and there is no point of buying a k series if u are too much afraid of touching clocks.
a decent z77 mobo costs 8-10k~, bringing cost to 23-25k.
now where toms suggested an i5 3570k, is a 1300$ pc without any monitor, keyboard-mouse, ups, speakers, and prices are not same as in India of gpus., cpus etc.
coming to the conclusion u posted,
Most surprising to us is Crysis 3's processor requirements. Our benchmark sequence revealed a huge bottleneck that required a Core i5 or i7 just to maintain a 30 FPS minimum frame rate. Although AMD's FX-8350 achieved an average frame rate equivalent to the Core i5-3550, its minimum dips to 21 FPS, causing us to back off from awarding a full recommendation. If a performance-enhancing patch is rolled out, as it was with Skyrim, we'll certainly reconsider.
they are not against it also, as was evident from the comment i posted before.
a dual core system like core i3 is simply not recommended when fx 6300 is priced same. we have seen the case with crysis 3, tomb raider and we will see that in future games.
i agree i5 3450 is good enough for games but no harm is done if u go for fx 8350 which is giving similar performance in crysis 3, tomb raider, far cry 3 and is having higher multi threaded performance.
even now, you are not ready to accept your mistake that crysis does not make use of more than 8 threads. This is your level of acceptance. Which is zero.
it does make use of 8 thread when possible, isnt it good enough to prove it is multi core optimized!!