srgramrod wrote:I had another post about graphics and i was thinking the HD 7950, and if i went with AMD my friend could easily afford it. But i just dont know if the Intel would be better for next gen gaming since AMD is getting all the deals with companies...
Now I see where you're coming from- and it's nothing to worry about. The architectures in the consoles and the architectures in the FX CPUs are only related by three letters- A, M, and D.
The consoles use eight discrete mobile type (think tablets) cores, not dissimilar to the new Atoms from Intel or the new ARM cores from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm. The FX CPUs use modules with two ALU units and one FPU (which is what games use the most), meaning that an 'eight-core' four-module FX-8350 only has four FPUs, just like an Intel quad core. The FX has extra ALUs (presenting themselves as cores), and the Intel could have Hyper-threading, which is also presented as extra cores. Even without Hyper-threading, though, the Intel CPUs are faster, stock vs. stock, and overclocked vs. overclocked. AMD really is just that far behind.
Getting at least a base quad-core Intel k-series CPU is absolutely worth it. If it can't be afforded immediately, save up.