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GPU Performance: 3DMark Vantage

We also did a bit of testing designed to tax the Intel HD Graphics incorporated onto the Core i5 661. For the next few tests, we pit the Core i5 661 and its Intel HD IGP against the Phenom II X4 965 and AMD 785G combo, running 3DMark Vantage and ET: Quake Wars at 1280x1024.

High-Resolution Gaming: 3DMark Vantage
Taxing the Whole Rig

Somewhat surprisingly, the Intel HD Graphics core, as it is configured on the Core i5 661, handily outpaced the AMD 785G in 3DMark Vantage. The individual GPU Test scores show the Intel HD Graphics core with the largest lead in Test 1, where it's nearly twice as fast. Fast, of course, is a relatively term here.

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