Embedded graphics is the way to go for both Intel and AMD. Intel has a lead way with it’s processors powered by Intel H67 or Z68 chipset. This will change as AMD will introduce their A75 chipset this month.
The A75 chipset boards will be paired with the Socket FM1 AMD LIano processors. Similarly, the graphics is embedded within the processor thus, CPU gets renamed as APU.
On our hand is an AMD A3850 clocked at 2.9GHz with 4 core 4 threads. It has an embedded graphics “Radeon 6550D”. We benchmark it against a system running Core i5 2500K at 3.3GHz.
In the game “The Last Remnant” tested at 1024×768 full screen, the AMD A75 platform leads the Intel Z68 by 54%.
Although it excels in graphics performance, the crunching speed is slower compared to the Intel Core i5-2500K.
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