Well from 5 or 6 years ago in this review it keeps up with some end of life I3 cpu.
This review was interesting as well, its from 2012 and it makes the AMD FX cpus look good, funny thing is when you get to the real world gaming benchmarks, you can see that more then 4 cores is doing nothing for gaming.
As you can see here more then 3 cores is pointless.
Then you have this -_-
All the AMD FX cpus lose to the Kaby Lake Pentium G4560 for gaming and its cheaper and you can upgrade to a better I7 down the road with out changing to a new motherboard or your ram, sadly i can't recommend AMD FX cpu at the moment for a new on the cheap gaming system, if you are going AMD FX and your set on this topic for gaming i would get the FX 4350 with a good cooler and punch the mgz to the max, less cores = less heat and for gaming like i pointed out more then 4 cores is pointless, meaning i don't care for gaming about a 8 core FX cpu i would go 4 cores at peek mgz.
Watch your motherboard VRM setup as well if your going to overclock a FX cpu, the heat levels and watts a FX cpu will start to crate will become epic.
No i3 has chance against overclocked FX-6300 except on light threaded software.
i3 and i5 CPU's are so expensive that budget is not enough for them anyway.
Quote sources please drillingmachine ........