Originally Posted by vampirr
AMD is preparing the ground for Kaveri and APU's are very viable option for people that are low on cash or want something simple and reliable.
Something simple and reliable? That's exactly my point. You can easily spend 500-600$ on an Intel option. See, not everyone plays games. The majority of students at college, and by majority I mean 90%, do not play games that warrant a dedicated GPU. Intel offers a better experience from that perspective and I agree. When the majority of your time is spent browsing, watching video, 1080p, and office work. You rmoney is better spent on a superior screen, superior CPU, and a more style design. Aesthetics do matter(Which is why I'd never get caught with a gaming laptop).
You play League Of Legends and StarCraft 2...
Which has a far bigger player base than most games. In fact, games with the biggest player base are usually MMOs, MOBAs, and RTSs. Ironically games that do not require a lot of graphics muscle. Only furthers my point. The majority of people out there, even among gamers, do not need a powerful APU.
Both games are good, except technically are outdated in regards League of Legends use only one core like it was made in 2005-2006 and StarCraft 2 was released in 2010 when four core processors became common and Phenom 2 x6(six core) was released...
This is completely irrelevant to what I'm saying. Did I ever dispute that AMD has a superior APU solution? No, I am just stating that it is not relevant anymore. If Trinity was present in 2010=2011 it would've made has a much bigger impact. Nowdays, HD3000 or 4000 suffice most needs.
DOTA 2 can use 4 cores compared to League Of Legends that can use only 1 core. Are there any RTS game that uses more than 2 cores?
Keep trashing AMD's APU's ultil Kaveri gets out and you get blown out of the water.
I stopped taking you seriously after this. Where am I trashing anything? Look at my rig. I am a big fan of AMD because I believe their APU solution can provide something truly remarkable given enough time. You're the one who's clearly trash talking now. League of Legends and Starcraft 2 dominate twitch at the moment. They are actually games that generate
money for the industry through competition. They are the two most important games right now. The fact that they can be run on most hardware is a boon
and not in any way a disadvantage. I find it hilarious that you mention DOTA2 when you trash talk LoL. They are the same thing and work towards the same goal. Diversifying and expanding the eSports industry. Would you like more text? Or maybe you should use a needle on that huge ego balloon you got going on there.
I don't believe synthetic benchmarks if it does not transfer to real world performance in video games...
Probably because you don't believe anything related to Intel through your AMD tinted goggles. Are there actual legit reasons not to trust synthetic benchmarks? Plenty. Are synthetic benchmarks still relevant? A lot more than most of the babbling in this thread.
Originally Posted by Deadboy90
Somehow I don't think so. AMD has traditionally offered a better price/performance ratio so unless the new 5200 GPU's get put on CPUs in the AMD price range and not on i7/i5's
Intel doesn't even need to. As long as 70-80% of this performance is available on Pentiums and i3s, Intel has already swallowed up a decent chunk of the APU market. It's not about outperforming, but encroaching territory.
then AMD has nothing to worry about.
It's hilarious how people the same old drivel over and over again. We have to be cynical, and we have to analyze things critically. To come to a conclusion that AMD has nothing to worry about is just irresponsible as a consumer. We've all watched as we sat on words like, "Bulldozer" "Trinity" "Piledriver" and AMD under delivered so many times. Where have we actually seen solid, excellent launches? 5xxx series, and 7xxx series. Good rumors and solid launches. Remember when Intel released Sandy? That was nothing short of amazing, the kind of performance that was delivered to consumers in one generation.Edited by HanSomPa - 5/14/13 at 10:15am