Originally Posted by sherlock
I already stated that there are markets of people only needing HD2500( i3M on low end laptops, i3-3220 for people pairing it with a 7870 on a low end gaming rig ), Intel do offer HD4000 for i3 in the form of i3-3225. But there is no evidence that HD2500 products are not selling well.
McFly? Anyone in there McFly?
i3-3220 with HD 2500 = $114.99 at Newegg (after $15 off Promo)
i3-3225 with HD 4000 = $144.99 at Newegg
$30 more for just an HD 4000 upgrade.
AMD A10-5800K that performs on par with the i3-3225 at the CPU level, but wins hands down against the HD 4000 at the iGPU level = $129.99 at Newegg
Build a non-discrete gaming rig, let me know what you'd pick. The correct answer is the A10-5800K.
Now, if that i3-3220 had the HD 4000 in the first place (which is basically the i3-3225), and the price was $114.99, then it's a tougher call.
At any rate, AMD should be doing the same thing. An AMD A4-5300 with a HD 7660D at $54.99? Jeebus, that thing would sell like hotcakes!