Specific questions re: Ivy Brige and gaming
Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:08 PM
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:24 AM
Edited by cohmoddersolo, 24 March 2012 - 12:25 AM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:35 AM
Edited by UberPenguin, 24 March 2012 - 09:36 AM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:26 AM
Edited by thesorehead, 25 March 2012 - 09:28 AM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:43 AM
cohmoddersolo - can you recommend a model or range? The reason I'm after the Yoga is the whole "ultraslate" idea.
This article should give you a good idea about gaming ultrabooks.
Edited by cohmoddersolo, 25 March 2012 - 05:01 PM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:59 PM
The A6 llano I'm using to type this is actually a pretty damn good little gaming laptop (medium-low spec depending on the game) with a good battery life. But it looks like trinity will add an extra 50% graphical improvement over llano. There was a demo released recently of desktop trinity running Dirt 2 on medium eyefinity across 3 1600x900 screens, and on full settings on the single screen laptop. Really if we are talking gaming performance with battery life AMD has got it in the bag.
BUT if you want CPU grunt, like you do a lot of video editing and don't want to wait longer for it, Intel has the clear win. For the conceivable future Intel is going to kill AMD on the CPU power side of things and AMD will destroy Intel on the GPU side of things. So the way I see it is that at this moment in time and most likely for a while into the future GPU is far more important factor for gaming. Even severely dated CPUs can provide great gaming experiences if the video card is up to scratch.
EDIT this is a pretty good comparison of the starcraft 2 performance between desktop llano and sandybridge http://www.hardwares...-Review/1470/13 Trinity and Ivy are going to be much better then these two but as you can see if we are talking integrated graphics and gaming AMD takes the cake at this point in time
Edited by UberPenguin, 25 March 2012 - 01:04 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:30 AM
Hmmm... so when it comes to gaming, dollar for dollar (A8-3870 vs. i3) Llano kills Sandy and Ivy; and Trinity will pretty much certainly trample Ivy. If and when it comes.
I wanted the Yoga because it's the best convergence of PC and tablet I've seen - and I was hoping that IB would be adequate for games, meaning it can qualify for being my main machine. According to that link a desktop Sandy i3 can get 30+ FPS on "High" settings in SC2, at 1440*900 (I normally play at 1280*800, low/med custom settings).
Can I expect a mobile Ivy i7 to outperform this chip for graphics? If so, that'll do me just fine. There's still 6+ months to go, so maybe by then there'll be an equivalent product with AMD Trinity!
Edited by thesorehead, 26 March 2012 - 09:31 AM.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:37 AM
you certainly won't be able to do this with Ivy -
Edited by UberPenguin, 27 March 2012 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:32 PM
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