For streaming I could see the 8350 being a bit better than it, but you have to remember that it was suppose to go against last generation i5's and sandy bridge i7's. So AMD is a bit behind. If you want to stream at 1080p while gaming the 8350 should be a bit better than an i5 of a comparable generation, a bit worse than an i7 of a comparable generation. It really depends on what you're doing. If you just want to game and stream at 720p, you should be fine with the i5, and usually more than set with the FX-8350. Just gaming or just streaming the i5 will be better.