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new intel/amd apu

Thu May 02, 2013 6:36 am

I see Intel is slobbering all over itself with it's new graphics on die. kinda like how they compare it to past generations but so far I haven't seen anybody put that against the apu........... any idea on how long these will show up?..... yeah, I know, it hasn't been released yet. anybody see any "hypothetical" comparisons yet?
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Re: new intel/amd apu

Thu May 02, 2013 8:56 am

Intel's only released benchmark so far is 3DMark06/11/Vantage, and they only compare against the HD4000 which was so spectacularly bad at 3DMark that those results are completely irrelevant.

Unless anything is leaked I wouldn't expect any real benchmarks and comparisons until launch day, June 3rd.
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Re: new intel/amd apu

Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 am

And, by the time Haswell is released, and Intel's iGPU comes close to Trinity, Kavery will be just around the corner anyway, and will promise "2-3x" gains anyway.

It's the one area in which AMD is ahead, and I actually want them to stay ahead.
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Re: new intel/amd apu

Thu May 02, 2013 9:27 am

Reports are that the GT3e (presumably the faster-clocked desktop version) will perform similarly to the Nvidia GT640. Depending on whether you're interested in desktop or mobile performance is the big question. Also, driver support can also factor in here if you're gaming. Intel is getting better at drivers, but AMD will probably remain better through this generation.

On the desktop, AMD is using a higher TDP than Intel which gives them more headroom for graphics power so AMDs desktop APUs are currently better than Intel. I would expect AMD to keep this lead (although by a smaller margin than current IVB/Trinity) through the Haswell/Richland and Kaveri generations(due later this year).

Mobile performance is where Haswell is really set to threaten AMD. Intel can currently cram in more performance-per-watt than AMD (mostly due to fab) so I wouldn't be surprised to see Haswell GT3e eclipse Richland. I/we don't know what Kaveri will bring yet.
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