Hello everyone, the whole point of this thread is to show you guys that the AMD FX CPU's should and can still be considered for HitFilm, as opposed to "make sure it's an Intel".
FXHome has said that HitFilm will take advantage of multiple threads as stated by Hendo, "HitFilm's H.264 encoder is multi-threaded and will make use of all cores and hyper-threading if available."
Source: HitFilm Forum
There's a common misconception that AMD FX CPU's are not worth buying. That is only true for gaming, not workstation applications that are able to take advantage of multiple threads
Here's some proof that I have collected in order to show how much value you get from buying an AMD FX CPU, when compared to Intel, including pricing (all builds are in GBP £, but price difference is more or less the same internationally):
AMD FX-9370 (to simulate an overclocked FX-8320E)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 (to simulate the performance difference between an overclocked FX-8320E)
The Xeon is equivalent to an i7-4770, but it doesn't have an integrated GPU (iGPU), hence why the Xeon is the closest to the FX-8320E, as it doesn't have an iGPU either.
Tom'sHardware benchmark in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 between the i7-4770K (Xeon) and the FX-8350 (inbetween FX-8320E and FX-9370)
Thank you for your time,