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post #11 of 35
If this is more powerful than the A10 4300m in my laptop (which it is) then it is great.

I do everything on my laptop from compiling code to maya to video encoding.

I prefer having a balanced laptop than a laptop that is great on cpu and terribad on gpu.
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Nice improvements..
Rep added for sharing the news.
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I'm fairly sure Haswell's IGP still isn't going to match the A10, especially at the same price range (i7's market target ≠ A10's market target).

Amen. AMD's APU's are a killer deal for the price.

Exactly!! APUs are great choice for VFM builds..
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Exactly!! APUs are great choice for VFM builds..

Actually Apu's are a great choice for gaming too, Couple them with some decent ram and the Discrete low end card and run them in dual graphics, I've got a cheap 300 dollar laptop with 6640G Dualgraphics and damn it hauls some hefty ass.
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why don't they put things in graph form instead of stupid screenshots? If I don't trust them to begin with why would I trust a screenshot anyways? at least for a review
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I should have sold my Phenom II X2 555 build when it was in its prime. Now I'm stuck with it and a G210. frown.gif
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post #17 of 35
The gains aren't anything groundbreaking but the benches were all synthetics.
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Cool! But will it still outpace the Haswell integrated offering? Also, when are they finally gonna put the high end mobile APU's into a 14" or smaller laptop! I know they can do it, the 11 inch clevo w110er shows you can get high end components into a small form factor.

This should be around HD6570 DDR3 performance (and according to Intel charts HD4600 = GT 630 or HD 6570). It's a bit faster than HD 4600 but maybe equal to HD 5200? http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6871

I believe none of these can touch a GDDR5 HD 6670 simply due to the RAM speed limitation , even if Intel's marketing slides say the HD5200 will match a HD 6670 or GT 640. The compute & shader numbers suggest the 8670D will be around 80-85% of a HD 6670 though and it's dangerously close to the GT 640 which uses 384 shaders and DDR3.

The substantial improvement over Trinity would be Hybrid Crossfire with GCN , which I don't believe is possible on Trinity due to HD 6000 series being VLIW. Articles I've read suggest that HD8670D is based on VLIW too.

Anyone notice "Diffused in Germany , Made in china" ?
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post #18 of 35
Apu's are awesome, most interesting development in PC tech for the past few years for sure. Intel and AMD will make APU's decent enough to skip dedicated graphcis altogether in the next 3-5 years..
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Apu's are awesome, most interesting development in PC tech for the past few years for sure. Intel and AMD will make APU's decent enough to skip dedicated graphcis altogether in the next 3-5 years..

But given the new upcoming consoles, games ported from them will require DX11, and hardware that is about equivalent to them if you don't want to stay at the low settings.
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But given the new upcoming consoles, games ported from them will require DX11, and hardware that is about equivalent to them if you don't want to stay at the low settings.

I'm not sure what you mean, AMD APU's already support DX11? The new consoles are built with AMD APU's lol. In the next 3-5 years Desktop APU's will be powerful enough for a lot gamers to not bother with buying a separate dedicated GPU.
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