Integrated GPU: Intel HD 4000 Vs Radeon HD 6550D
Even though Ivy Bridge has been seen before its release and we have peek enough of their new HD 4000 GPU in real situations. Well, the guys in Inpai brings us the evidence needed to know which step is located the new Intel integrated GPU HD3000 versus the old, and even more, versus the red container, AMD integrated APU Radeon HD 6550D, as for now currently the most integrated powerful GPU. In an extensive review of the new architecture of Intel Ivy Bridge, those tested processor power versus 3770K 2600K, CPU replaces it in price, but also did testing to see the power of the new integrated HD 4000 GPU. Across the ring were the GPUs of the Llano APU A8 and A6-3850-3650, we speak of HD 6550D and 6530D HD, the latter also present in the triple core APU A6-3500. Let's review some specifications of these integrated GPUs: For HD 4000 and HD 3000 1350MHz in turbo mode and 16 core for the new graphics from Intel HD 4000, and 12 core for the current Sandy Bridge integrated GPU Intel HD 3000. By AMD have 400 stream processor(SP) for HD 6550D and 600 MHz, while the HD 6530D has 320 stream processor(SP) and 444 MHz frequency. All integrated support DX11 GPUs with the exception of HD 3000, so now Intel and AMD can compete in the same scenarios. Let to see a couple of games and tests in different modes DX11, DX10 and DX9, with resolution of 1440 x 900. Intel has done with its new GPU a major breakthrough in performance that can rival AMD,but the Reds still feel safe with her best GPU on top. The HD 4000 is the level of HD6530D, and both give a good performance at moderate resolutions for current games.While Ivy Bridge is a major change in GPU and CPU refreshments, you still have work todeal with AMD Trinity, APU to be launched very soon. For users concerned about the Intel processor, the graphics actually i7-3770K built-in HD Graphics 4000 Core performance is the biggest focus in this regard Intel really does not make us disappointed. Intel built-in nuclear significantly enhance the EU the number of units and support the mainstreaming of the DirectX 11.0 API, HD Graphics 4000 Core Graphics further away from the weak to bring us the image of its performance there is no doubt substantially beyond HD Graphics 3000 and even in the game tied competitors APU mid-A6-3650. It is no exaggeration to say that HD Graphics 4000 Core graphics for Intel integrated graphics in one fell swoop into the mainstream ranks. With i7-3770K in both CPU and GPU performance has made us feel satisfied, the application of its latest 22nm technology and 3D transistor Intel processor technology and interior design. The use of 22nm process, I believe that next year, Intel updated to Haswell architecture, its advantages will be more obvious.