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Wednesday, 25 August 2010 09:36

Sandy Bridge has 850MHz graphics core

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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With Turbo 1350MHz in top SKUs
The Core i7 2000 series is going to be the top clocked Sandy Bridge quad-core and this one will have all eight threads enabled. The interesting part is that monolithic graphics core, that is now a part of CPU and not on a separate die as with Westmere, now works at 850MHz.

This is 117MHz faster than the current Westmere 32nm core with 45nm graphics. This is not all as the graphics core can overclock with the help of Turbo 2 all the way to 1350MHz. Intel's so called HD graphics now promises to get some significant performance for immersive mainstream gaming on a broad range of mainstream titles, but we don’t know how much faster can it be from the current generation.

Overall many do expect that the Sandy Bridge HD graphics can be significantly faster than the current Westmere 32nm one, but we are quite sure that mainstream ATI and Nvidia cards and even chipsets are going to win against Sandy Bridge Intel HD graphics.  

It looks like that even in 2011, Intel plans to offer a mediocre gaming experience, but still its CPUs are the most battery aware and therefore they will continue to win most of the notebook marketshare.
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+12 #1 Alexko 2010-08-25 10:51
"but we are quite sure that mainstream ATI and Nvidia cards and even chipsets are going to win against Sandy Bridge Intel HD graphics"

What chipsets? AMD will replace IGPs with Fusion, and NVIDIA isn't making IGPs anymore either.

I doubt current chipsets (785G, Ion) will be faster than Sandy-Bridge's integrated graphics, especially when Turbo kicks in.
 
 
+25 #2 Nerdfighter 2010-08-25 12:06
Sandy Bridge is definitely a step in the right direction. But personally, Intel + graphics = sucks. So I think that the best CPU-GPU combo will be the Bulldozer fusion core.
 
 
+4 #3 The_Wolf88 2010-08-25 15:07
Even if it's runs on 5000MHz core Fusion graphics will beat it !

Intel graphics sucks !
 
 
-3 #4 ATInazis 2010-08-25 16:31
both ways suck real cards for the life
 
 
+1 #5 canerpense 2010-08-25 17:16
Why don't they put something like a heavily modified GPU just like the one in Xbox, and make a SoC (kinda).

Intel graphics sucks big time, unless they change their approach no gamer is going to use their solutions.
 
 
0 #6 nele 2010-08-25 18:03
Quoting Alexko:
"but we are quite sure that mainstream ATI and Nvidia cards and even chipsets are going to win against Sandy Bridge Intel HD graphics"

What chipsets? AMD will replace IGPs with Fusion, and NVIDIA isn't making IGPs anymore either.

I doubt current chipsets (785G, Ion) will be faster than Sandy-Bridge's integrated graphics, especially when Turbo kicks in.


Yeah, but AMD won't replace all chipsets with Fusion overnight.

There's already a bunch of interesting IGPs lined up, and that's just the ones that were leaked... It will probably take a couple of years (or even generations) before AMD completely phases out traditional chipests in favor of Fusion.
 
 
+1 #7 magius 2010-08-25 19:15
I wonder if Nvidia will change the bit about their drivers disabling physics when a competing video card is detected.
 
 
+2 #8 FnuGk 2010-08-25 22:16
Quoting canerpense:
Why don't they put something like a heavily modified GPU just like the one in Xbox, and make a SoC (kinda).

Intel graphics sucks big time, unless they change their approach no gamer is going to use their solutions.


i think the gfx in the xbox is made my ati(AMD) while the ps3's gfx is made my nvidia... or is it the otherway around?
 
 
+1 #9 Alexko 2010-08-25 23:32
Quoting nele:
Yeah, but AMD won't replace all chipsets with Fusion overnight.

There's already a bunch of interesting IGPs lined up, and that's just the ones that were leaked... It will probably take a couple of years (or even generations) before AMD completely phases out traditional chipests in favor of Fusion.


I must have missed that. What are the new IGPs they plan to introduce? And what are they aimed at, anyway?

I mean, Llano doesn't need an IGP, and neither does Ontario. That leaves Bulldozer, but since it's a high-end product, I doubt AMD would bother developing an IGP for it.
 
 
-1 #10 blandead 2010-08-26 00:56
Quoting Alexko:
Quoting nele:
Yeah, but AMD won't replace all chipsets with Fusion overnight.

There's already a bunch of interesting IGPs lined up, and that's just the ones that were leaked... It will probably take a couple of years (or even generations) before AMD completely phases out traditional chipests in favor of Fusion.


I must have missed that. What are the new IGPs they plan to introduce? And what are they aimed at, anyway?

I mean, Llano doesn't need an IGP, and neither does Ontario. That leaves Bulldozer, but since it's a high-end product, I doubt AMD would bother developing an IGP for it.


I think you missed a lot there...
 

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