But where they are used properly there's barely any difference between an AMD CPU and Intel one at the same price point. It's better to have a CPU that's strong in both multi-core and single-core situations than one that's only good in multiple core situations.
I'm willing to accept Intel being marginally better than AMD (at comparable prices), but unless I've missed something in your links, you appear to be overstating your case. It seems like AMD's disadvantage is where multiple cores aren't used properly, and it seems like that should improve over time as games are built to take advantage of the PS4/XBOne.
I'd rather buy a CPU that's known to be good now than one that may be better in the future in intensive multi-core games but hasn't so far been better in intensive multi-core games.
A single i3 core is stronger than the entire CPU in the next gen consoles, so what if a cross-gen game maximizes CPU usage in the next-gen consoles? it'll still run smoother on a PC with an i3 at the same settings. BF4 is probably doing that already judging by the big fps dips whenever more than a few things appear on screen on the console versions.
Edited by ResidentKnievel at 10:06:09 03-03-2014
Unlike yourself, I don't have a weird obsession with any platform.[/code]