FM2 APUs on the other hand have better iGPUs
APU Model A10-5800K A10-5700 A8-5600K A8-5500 A6-5400K A4-5300 AMD Radeon Brand HD 7660D HD 7660D HD 7560D HD 7560D HD 7540D HD 7480D
I wasn't stating the names of the integrated GPUs (ex. iGPU, APU, yada, yada) or the performance, I merely commented on the type of integrated GPUs which are used by each CPU company. Integrated GPU is what means, its a GPU that is integrated along side a another device which in case is a CPU. Discrete means a dedicated graphics cards which is what the GPUs on AMD APUs are AKA the Radeon HD6000/7000 series. I hope my wording makes sense.
If Intel goes all BGA then I bet most of us will be using AMD in a few years time. Guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm hoping they just stick to mobile and low end for that.
So iCPU, or whatever Intel calls them is a combo GPU/CPU? It's just a marketing thing?
It's all marketing. Intel has always had some form of crap IGP and these days they are just built on to the CPU.
The only thing that makes them better is they are slightly better in the performance department than simply putting color on your screen. At least they can play 1080p videos and such.
Ahh. Has AMD introduced something like Virtue-MVP where software switches the CPU/GPU combo and the dedicated GPU? I think that would be really beneficial.
In order of importance:
Intel for speed, AMD for money/performance ratio
3- Graphics Card
4- Boot Drive
SSD Plextor or Samsung
5- Storage Drive
Western Digital or Hitachi
6- Chassis or Casing
In Win or CM
7- Power Supply
Enermax/ Corsair CM / In Win
8- Ram modules
Corsair / G.Skill
9- Peripherals (mice, keyboard, and other stuff you would want to have in your PC)
Logitech, Cooler Master
Eizo (for the best quality), LG, Asus
11- Audio devices
12- Cooling solution (aircooling or watercooling)
Noctua for air cooling...and Corsair Hydro series for watercooling
I've heard this software is so buggy!