I read an anandtech review of AMD's 8 core Vishera CPUs (sorry could not find the exact review) a little while ago which benchmarked them against intel's CPUs of similar power\cost. According to Anandtech Intel beat the pants off AMD in just about everything accept HEAVILY multi-threaded applications. The one they tested in the review was a video editing program (handbrake maybe?).
My question is this, if I'm building a CPU for a home studio and plan to use a program like pro tools or cubase would AMD's 8 core CPUs have an advantage over intel? Do these programs also benefit more from multiple cores more than just raw speed? To give you a specific CPU model: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition, but really any one of there 8 core CPUs that aren't 220W (cause a 220W desktop CPU is... stupid).