Originally Posted by Pike
AMD can assemble whatever team they want, but their niche market will get smaller and smaller. I'm not saying that NVIDIA is winning, but that Intel is catching up with every update – the new Haswell with GT3e is a great performer and may effectively eliminate the need for GPU's in portable devices. One of the markets for both AMD and NVIDIA.
Intel will always be behind APU race in GPU compartment and their solution is too expensive and performance is always 1 or 2 generations behind, their drivers are terrible and you can't much games except mainstream ones. So no indies?! GT3/Iris/Iris Pro could catch up on Trinity or even a A8 Richland if they are lucky but Kaveri will blow out of the water since top of the line one has a 512 GCN cores thus it means it has a GPU is basically Radeon HD 7750 and with GDDR5M/DDR4 on FM2+ it will just smack it. Game over, Game over man!
AMD is kicking Intel's Clover Trail+ with Temash and from available data, Bay Trail should have double core count and single threaded performance. We will see how Quad Core Kabini competes with Quad Core Silvermont. Silvermont may win, but by the that time AMD will release a refresh or an update to Temash/Kabini, its called "Beema" and if TSMC's 20nm fab 14 is fully ready for mass production then we could see it 20nm form and Volcanic Islands GPU's and that just make legendary gap between Silvermont and "Beema" in GPU performance.
From the details, Silvermont will have GPU on par old Bobcat E350/E450. Not good at all.
You forgot that with AMD APU's you can do Hybrid Crossfire, so you put an dedicated GPU that is compatible and crossfire it. Trinity GPU 7660G with Radeon HD 6670 in Crossfire has performance close to 7770 at best.
Richland will allow Crossfire with Radeon HD 7xxx series so put a 7730 or 7750 and crossfire it, get performance around Radeon HD 7790/7850. Can you do that with Intel's "APU"? No. Deal with it.Edited by vampirr - 5/25/13 at 2:20am