AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested

Hi-Res Gaming: ET:QW, L4D2, Metro 2033, JC2

For this next set of tests, we pit the integrated processor graphics incorporated into AMD's Richland-based APUs against Intel's HD 2500, HD 4000, and HD 4600 series engines and a few of the least expensive discrete GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD: the GeForce GT 430, Radeon HD 6450, and Radeon HD 5550. We tested the games at high-quality settings, at a resolution of 19200x1200 with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled to put a significant strain on the various GPUs.

Hi-Res Gaming Tests: ET:QW and L4D2
Gaming Benchmarks

In both cases, the Radeon HD 8670D graphics cores built into the new AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs offered nearly double (or more) the performance of Intel's integrated graphics solutions. The HD 4600 engine in the Haswell-based Core i5-4670K put up much better numbers than the HD 4000, but it still AMD by a wide margin here.

Hi-Res Gaming Tests: Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2
Gaming Benchmarks

These Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2 tests are somewhat more demanding than the others posted above, and as such, we had to crank down the image quality in both titles. These tests were run at a lower-resolution (1680x1050) with in-game graphics options set to their medium values, with only 2XAA (JC2) and 4X anisotropic filtering enabled. Still, the trend is the same, with AMD's latest APUs clearly outpacing Intel's various HD graphics options.

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