Originally Posted by Pants
I'm a huge AMD fanboy, but man... they really failed with the FX chips. I was really sad when the benchmarks came out. I've posted as much on CP before. The i5-2500k is faster than the FX 8170 and we're talking about stock frequencies. The 2500k is a breeze to OC to 4 Ghz (with no need for a liquid cooling solution either).
Here are some benchmarks
(yes, the FX 4100 is there, it's just way down in the list). You can look at the other charts on that website if you feel like it.
As far as GW2 goes, I'm still enjoying it.
Thanks for the link, I compared both and the i5 seems to excel more than the FX does. Looking further on Newegg a comparable i7 is only 80 more. Yet the i5 has the Intel HD Graphics 3000 to where the i7 does not.
I understand this to be used primarily with onboard graphics which I care less since I'm adding a PCI-E graphics card. So I'm assuming it doesn't matter then with my build.
Edit: Glad to hear you're still enjoying GW2