AMD has always had an issue matching gaming performance with Intel. Not having time to be a gamer anymore I personally could care less; I'm more interested in computing Power, thermal considerations (my system is SILENT), and Price/Performance as I am a fiscal conservative (ie. cheap).
I also wonder if benchmark differences can actually be discernible in Real Life. But what do I know? I'm just a lonely girl from NYC trying to make her way in a confusing World...