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Originally Posted by ArticleArguably though this is a little bit of an unfair comparison - yes, Intel has launched the HD 4000 GPU in desktop chips, but itâs real home is in mobile processors. Here it will excel, thanks to its good performance and tidy TDP. This is something that canât be said for the A8-3870K, as its high TDP means that itâs an exclusively desktop bound processor.
Originally Posted by V3ctorCould someone put images? For image quality comparison? There's lots of people saying that Intel "cheats" in their drivers with lack of shadows, color, depth...
That would be great to compare image quality too, it there is such a difference.
Originally Posted by HarlequinLlano is also only 45w TDP - that cannot be said for the intel chip which is nearly twice as much!
as for the differences between the HD 6550D and the HD 6620G , please.
the differennce is 166mhz , they are both 400:20:8 parts (as used in the A8-3550MX)
disppointed at the obvious PRO Intel bias; go and get a A8-3550MX and bench that and see the results.
Originally Posted by xaser04Ah you mean like the i7 3610QM which is also a 45w part.....
All of the previous SB mobile parts barring the 2920/2940QXM also had a TDP of 45w or less.
The mobile version of Llano has a lower core clock (or to put it another way the desktop variant is clocked 50% faster) and a lower officially supported memory clock 1600MT/s vs 1866MT/s. Couple this with the much lower CPU core clock on the mobile Llano variants and you end up with a part that is much slower than the desktop variant.
With the Intel mobile parts the only thig that suffers is a slight shaving of the iGPU clock. Drop below a IVB i3 and things go a little pear shaped (HD2500 instead of the HD4000) but a i3 based IVB laptop will be nearly as potent gaming wise a i7 based desktop part.
Originally Posted by DedersWould also be interesting to see exactly how much more powerful a few discreet GPU cards would be at the same settings.
Originally Posted by Article...its only the £170 i5-3570K and the £250 i7-3770K that come with the improved HD 4000 graphics core, all the other SKUs in the line come with cut down HD 2500 GPU cores.
...It’s entirely possible that this result is because Diablo III is a very new game, so Intel could potentially be yet to optimise its driver for it...
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