Originally Posted by abtomat74
Oh yes they do. There are lots of people who refuse to acknowledge CPU's at half and one third the price do 98% equally in games no matter how many articles and hours of teaching you throw their way.
There's always a fool with more money than brains...
Well there are benefits to these chips. I mean they have 2 more cores and unlocked multipliers. If the cash weren't an issue then I can see why people would buy them, regardless of whether or not games perform the same as on lower end chips. But you're right, for games that are typically single threaded or 2-3 threads at the most, there isn't any reason to get these just for gaming.
Also, gaming is a niche market, although it doesn't feel that way to us here.