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post #21 of 59
The only use for igp, for me atleast, is to use it to see if the motherboard is working..etc. Then buy a discrete gpu card...
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post #22 of 59
for enthusiasts we don't give a damn about IGP but for mainstream they do give a damn i mean seriously whoever is mainstream probably doesn't even need a GPU except for gamers and enthusiasts.
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post #23 of 59
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Graphics: where Intel never fails to succeed disappoint.

To see that it can beat 5450 at low resolutions but can't at high ones shows that there may be a driver weakness or a weakness in the memory link or some other part of it (though it is integrated, with DMI the CPU/GPU-memory access should be really fast anyways; perhaps it's the fact that the graphics uses L3 cache that is a weakness). Perhaps grounds as to what Intel can improve on it. This is barely an upgrade from the previous HD graphics generation according to these benchmarks. In fact in some cases (BFBC2) it's not an upgrade at all.

DX11 does not matter on these low end graphics that probably wouldn't be able to do it anyway; we don't want another Intel X3500 on our hands (remember the useless DX10 anyone?).
It's the memory, you could have a GTX 580s shaders, ROPs, etc on here but its going to be limited by the fact it still can only connect through either a 128bit or 192bit DDR3 memory interface.

Honestly, when the new ATI ones come out...well, considering I could happily game on my HD3300 @ 850Mhz if I wanted, with double the shaders and probably higher core clocks (Being on the CPU and having a newer node helps a lot with that, its where most of the improvement in these IGPs come from), then Kong will be pretty awesome.
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post #24 of 59
This IGP will be good for more casual users, especially with HTPCs, notebooks, and GPU accelerated browsers with lots of pictures. Web pages can be more interactive and dynamic without slowing down on poor IGP's.
post #25 of 59
The one tested in this review is the 6EU version

While the one used in anandtech review is 12EU version

Sandy bridge GPU supports DX10.1, no one ever said that it going to be DX11

And DX11 features for mainstream GPU is useless anyway, because they are not powerful enough to run DX11 extra features like tessellation
Edited by ThePath - 12/21/10 at 11:36am
post #26 of 59
You know what I think it is actually pretty impressive. One, Intel has never had performance like this and two, its ON THE DIE. For part of your cpu to have the same performance that a separate chip on a motherboard has is pretty damn impressive.

Once AMD gets fusion going on its whole line though I think we'll see even better performance. Once all the cpu's have highly parallel parts like this we'll actually see some of this "gpu" compute stuff being used more wide spread, of course it will be "gpu computer" on a cpu.
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/21/10 at 12:37pm
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post #27 of 59
I'm upgrading to SB coming next January, but I'm wondering if the LGA 1155 platform will ever see more than 4 core CPUs?

Or will it be just another deadend socket that Intel will use to suck our money? Anyway, I'm upgrading to SB because my rig is already sold.

Plus, SB should last ages for gaming.
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post #28 of 59
It will lower the electricity bill for companies that uses hundreds of PCs for their offices so this will do well in those environments.
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post #29 of 59
Interesting. I wonder how this stacks against the Zacate fusion offerings. There was an early review of the AMD Brazos platform (an ultra-portable bulldozer-esque variation with an APU rather than CPU/GPU) that had promising results from AMD--can't wait to see how this is implemented on Intel's end.

I'm all for more advanced IGP's when it comes to mobile computing--I don't understand why so many people are whining about this. You whine that Intel's HD/GMA IGP's in today's computer suck, and that they're not good enough, and that intel never improves. Then you whine when Intel develops a more advanced IGP on-die that matches a lot of the current IGP offerings. Get a grip people, this won't be something that the enthusiasts who crave more fps's are going to be killing for. But having had to rely on an Intel HD IGP in my laptop, I'm all for an IGP that is more advanced.
    
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post #30 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
You know what I think it is actually pretty impressive. One, Intel has never had performance like this and two, its ON THE DIE. For part of your cpu to have the same performance that a separate chip on a motherboard has is pretty damn impressive.

Once AMD gets fusion going on its whole line though I think we'll see even better performance. Once all the cpu's have highly parallel parts like this we'll actually see some of this "gpu" compute stuff being used more wide spread, of course it will be "gpu computer" on a cpu.
This does so well simply because its on die now, Intel just ramped up the clock speeds and put more EUs in on the old architecture...It's just a brute force approach.
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