Ouch so sorry to hear about you 8350!! Brings a tear to my eye!
My friend and I have very similiar builds, he has a 660 and a 4770k.
I have a 660 and 8350. I expected very similiar results and for the most part they are on par, but some games like Metro 2033 - my system honestly has noticeabably better performance.
While I do agree that Intel has a better CPU, don't dare discount the newer AMDs for gaming. You still get a pretty damn good bang for the buck.