Believe it or not, the quad core Intel is faster than the 6 core AMD processor. Especially so for gaming:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.htmlhttp://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=702
Also, the 4 cores of the FX-6300 are actually 3 dual core modules with a lower IPC (Instructions Per Clock). But the FX-6300 will not let you down. Even being "slower" than the i5-3470, it still is impressive at gaming with a good graphics card.