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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedas View Post
    HD4000 is no match for A8 in any game.
    HD4000 does score good enough in synthetic benchmarks (but who cares)

    I still wouldn't advice someone to count on a GPU of intel to play games.
    Sorry,the link is wrong:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5772/m...56vm-preview/6

    However,it seems the Llano based laptop was gimped with slower RAM and two differently sized DIMMs.

    Hence,if 1600MHZ RAM was used for both,the HD6620G will probably be faster and consume less power.

    HD4000 is looking even more meh now. It does not seem the 22NM finfets have helped their IGP very much.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Zizy View Post
    Hm, I dont see any reason why would one want to get SB instead of IB for the same price, except if hunting for top OC. On the other hand, IB is as much of an upgrade for an old system as SB => if SB wasnt offering enough advantage, IB wont either. Except for the more or less nonexistent group of people that want better Intel GPU in desktop.
    For the laptops, it does make Llano more or less useless, as its performance is close enough. Trinity will reset the match back to more or less the same situation as Llano vs SB.
    SB can use cheaper cooling to overclock with I suspect and the Core i5 2500K is cheaper too.

    For an SFF PC fan like me,IB is interesting as the lower TDP at stock clockspeeds when compared to SB will make cooling for mini-ITX systems easier.

    Also,it seems the IGP in Llano is faster overall and even Anandtech shows that during gaming and video playback,the Llano laptops have better battery life too.

  3. #13
    HD 4000 isn't bad in my opinion - they've increased performance by a good amount and power draw is no worse than it was so overall they'll have to be pleased with that.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The i7 3720QM is a $378 chip.

    Gotta love this quote from Walton's laptop review -



    What a surprise, yet they only felt the need to point out now that Ivy is so much worse in battery life? Sad.
    Don't be sad. Overall very positive reviews from every major site. Here is one from one more from Michael Schuette at Lost Circuits. "For now as it stands, Ivy Bridge is the top choice for any new CPU, both with respect to performance and energy efficiency."

    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//i...d=105&Itemid=1

    Enjoy!

  5. #15
    Tech Report has their review up to.

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/22835

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    qurious63ss If you don't want to OC then yes but If you want then SB is a better choice.
    http://pctuning.tyden.cz/ilustrace3/...andy_small.png

    Enjoy!

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by TESKATLIPOKA View Post
    qurious63ss If you don't want to OC then yes but If you want then SB is a better choice.
    http://pctuning.tyden.cz/ilustrace3/...andy_small.png

    Enjoy!
    Yes. Take your choice IB or SB. Actually I would appreciate if people continue buying SB since they are fabbed in 11X.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by qurious63ss View Post
    Don't be sad. Overall very positive reviews from every major site. Here is one from one more from Michael Schuette at Lost Circuits. "For now as it stands, Ivy Bridge is the top choice for any new CPU, both with respect to performance and energy efficiency."

    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//i...d=105&Itemid=1

    Enjoy!
    Actually the single most common take home message is this -

    Regardless of which side of the fence you find yourself, Core i7-2700K is subjectively ?good enough? compared to Intel?s Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K. No question. If you?re die-hard about data, the numbers also make it objectively clear that there is no reason to upgrade a high-end desktop Sandy Bridge CPU to a high-end Ivy Bridge CPU.
    4% performance increase, dubious power improvements (4% according to toms, who tested many benchmarks) and poor overclocking potential.

    Sure it's a great upgrade if you want integrated graphics with your $300 cpu, so that'll be pleasing for all 3 of you. Enjoy!

  9. #19
    Hd4000 paires with one of the most powerfull CPU's is miles behind an A8.
    I'm really unimpressed.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Actually the single most common take home message is this -



    4% performance increase, dubious power improvements (4% according to toms, who tested many benchmarks) and poor overclocking potential.

    Sure it's a great upgrade if you want integrated graphics with your $300 cpu, so that'll be pleasing for all 3 of you. Enjoy!
    Not the failure you kept harping about in the other thread huh? BTW, there are more reviews then just Toms.

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