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Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:57

Sandy Bridge to score low in 3Dmark 11

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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As it's a Direct X 10.1 part
A few chaps who are responsible for Intel’s graphics including Intel’s graphics fellow have told Fudzilla that Sandy Bridge has DirectX 10.1 graphics core. This should not come as a surprise to most of you but we were reminded that 3Dmark 11 won’t score that great with DirectX 10.1 cards.

This is ATI’s and Nvidia’s key advantage in the struggle over the good performance of Intel’s monolithic core. It has quite decent graphic, but then again the 3Dmark 11 score won’t be great.

Intel tried to defend this fact by saying that most people don’t need DirectX 11 and we do agree with that, but 3Dmarks are something that people care about , a bit too much even. In the hands of skilled marketing manager, a good 3Dmark score become a great weapon.

Intel won’t care that much about this, as everyone expects that Sandy Bridge graphics should end up behind the competition, but most people will be surprised with its performance, not because it will be so great but because it will suck less.
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+3 #1 dan 2010-09-29 10:41
Fudo, how can you say the graphics part of SB has "good performance" and then a few lines later that it will lag the competition? This is just ridiculous.
 
 
+19 #2 master811 2010-09-29 10:57
Quoting dan:
Fudo, how can you say the graphics part of SB has "good performance" and then a few lines later that it will lag the competition? This is just ridiculous.


It makes perfect sense. The performance will be adequate for most people, but of course, not nearly as good as having a discrete card or even ATI based on-board graphics.
 
 
+11 #3 leftiszi 2010-09-29 11:24
I think it will be slow for 3dmark03. Let alone 3dmark11.
 
 
+5 #4 Alexko 2010-09-29 13:09
"but 3Dmarks are something that people care about"

Are you sure? I think most people stopped caring about 3DMark a while ago. Nowadays it's mostly used for overclocking records.

And by the way, if you think people care too much about 3DMark, why do Fudzilla's reviews always include it?
 
 
+8 #5 thetruth 2010-09-29 13:13
In all honesty, people wanting gaming performance on their PCs are NOT going to choose a CPU/GPU combination. Intel are right for going ahead and making these CPUs for the mainstream instead of trying to appeal to gamers. I believe that this will do wonders for games, where the lowest common denominator still has some degree of gaming performance. But I won't be getting a Sandy Bridge CPU.
 
 
+5 #6 darkpulse 2010-09-29 13:39
My old Ati 4770 should thrash it to the "core" IMO. :lol: 8)

i am not sure the cpu-gpu hybrid can outperform any good discreet graphics card for the time being. I may well stick to my new Ati 5850 till next year and then upgrade it.

For now discreet graphics FTW!


Hey and fudo are you going to fix the comments problem or not?
 
 
-2 #7 NickThePrick 2010-09-29 20:30
I'm a bit concerned about this. If SB really brings decent performance, even for some low end gaming. Then I'm sure future media PCs will use the integrated solution as well.
Discrete GPUs will be rising in price as less units are being sold.
Then again, we knew of this scenario since Larrabee was first announced, but now its starting to become real. I would really hate to see discrete GPUs disappear. :(
 
 
+1 #8 redisnidma 2010-09-30 07:25
Quote:
...Intel tried to defend this fact by saying that most people don’t need DirectX 11 and we do agree with that...

Sour grapes from Intel. ;-)
 

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