I cannot WAIT for Kevari. I'll skip Richland and save that money for an FM2+ motherboard.
Originally Posted by Alatar
Assuming 31.77% faster in games is a tiny bit better. (average from Anand's review that was filled with gaming evolved titles)
And assuming we don't take into account the fact that you're comparing a 55W TPD CPU against a 100W TDP one.
And I always see people complaining about drivers but I've yet to see any proof with the new Iris chips.
So yes, the AMD parts are now slower and less power efficient. They're again left with price/perf as always.
Too bad Iris pro is only offered on MOBILE Core i7's and the BGA 4770R. So your "55W vs 100W" is a completely ridiculous comparison. Not to mention the price point of Iris Pro and the 8670D are at COMPLETELY different price points. A BGA 4770R + Board is likely going to cost you upwards of $400, meanwhile an A10-6800K + board can cost you as little as $190.
On the desktop side, Richland absolutely stomps on the HD4600 graphics offered on socket based desktop parts. A $140 A10-6800K will destroy the graphics offered on a $160 Core i3 and compete with it in terms of CPU capabilities. Considering Kevari is launching in 2013 and expected to have 512 GCN Stream processors with ...it's going to make Iris pro even less relevant.
The problem with Intel's graphics implementation is they only offer the best integrated solution on platforms that likely have dedicated video cards. For example, all the currently available laptops with mobile Core i7 haswell parts with Iris Pro have GTX 765M's in them. So what's the point??? Meanwhile we're going to see Core i3's and Core i5's with no dedicated cards and lesser integrated graphics capabilities.
Intel releases Haswell for desktop
- Requires new motherboard (New socket)
- Haswell processors yield less than a 5% performance increase
- Graphics capabilities on desktop parts increase 50% at most
AMD releases Richland for desktop
- Uses same socket design (Allows you to keep your motherboard)
- Yields 5%-10% graphics and processing performance increase
That's just the way I see it. I was really hoping GT3e would be offered on Core i3 laptops.Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 6/6/13 at 1:30am