"(since games haven't been CPU bound in years)"
You obviously haven't played any system stressing games... Most games are not multiuthreaded, so do not benefit from AMD's main competitive edge. Not to mention AMD chips run hotter and use more power than a comparable intel. Never a good sign of good design .
Then you imply that intel rigged ALL the benchmarks they are in because there is a conspiracy and the US DOJ should get involved....
Like this right, this is rigged by intel?
(The first AMD cpu ranks in at 59th... with double the cores of the nearest i7)
The pendulum switches back and forth all the time, no point in being a fanboy for either franchise. Intel has been dominating since core 2 duo / core 2 quad and they continue to do so. I had dual opterons before that. Brand loyal is stupid, benchmarks cant all lie.