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Graphics: Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) vs Intel Core i5-3570K (Ivy Bridge)

The Chinese from Expreview have an interesting benchmark comparative of integrated graphics of the current generation of Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Intel HD 3000) vs. integrated graphics for the next Ivy Bridge processors (Intel HD 4000), so they compared the Core i5-2500K vs Core i5 3570K  ES models fitted to the same frequency CPU (3.3GHz) and memory (1333MHz) to make a comparison of equals.

As you can see in the performance tables, the Intel HD 4000 Ivy Bridge graphics are well above the HD 3000 Intel Sandy Bridge graphics, however, can not beat an old graphics card like the GeForce GT 240 with 1GB of DDR3 memory. What makes us conclude that these graphics are much less able to compete with AMD integrated graphics in Trinity … but he story changes if we speak of CPU computing, but that’s another story.

Intel promised that the graphics of Ivy Bridge would be higher than the current generation and apparently fulfilled that but will fall short to describe these graphs for the gamer segment itself, although improvements are always welcome.

Remember also that the Ivy Bridge graphics provide support for DirectX 11 and offer 16 EU (Execution Units), while Sandy Bridge graphics provide DirectX 10 support and 12 EU. They also introduce the second generation of Intel Quick Sync technology, OpenCL 1.1 support and independent output for up to 3 screens.

Expreview (Translated to English by Google)

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