Originally Posted by Outlander_04
Its a DX 9 game engine that can barely multithread . This is the only reason why the intel dual core is competitive .
In DX 10 and 11 games which can use the available cpu cores the i3 cant compete.
In online gaming the i3 will fall even further behind
Really???? In Hardware Canucks review, i3 vs FX 6300
Deus Ex: i3 slightly ahead
Dirt 3: within 4%
Skyrim: i3 ahead
Street Fighter IV: only game that FX clearly wins
Torchlight II: equal
Dont know what your definition of "competitive" is, but that looks to me about as competitive as you can get.