This is the case.
Originally Posted by wdh1974
The choice is between "honda civic" that works only on catalyst. And crashes.
And "dodge viper" that works on opensource Intel drivers.
I buy two dodges that work on opensource drivers as they should.
If Intel does good discrete card that costs a lot of cash and works with opensource drivers, I buy two. I value my money.
This isn't case expensive intel vs affordable amd.
This is case - opensource intel works just as fast as catalyst amd, and opensource amd sucks ducks.
Your 'data' is false
You copied those figures from a well-known unscientific review of AMD trinity found online. They are false. First, SYSMARK and CineBench are biased tests optimized for Intel chips and that avoid advances in AMD chips. Precisely AMD, Nvidia, and VIA abandoned BABPCo because of the Intel bias
Originally Posted by scottishduck
Second, the above figures were obtained under a Windows system optimized for Intel chips. Third, the tests were run with 12.9 catalyst drivers and 1600MHz memory, which again artificially favoured Intel chips (recall that A10 has a stock memory bus of 1866MHz and runs much better with faster memory). By using improved 13.3 drivers today you can obtain about a 23% more FPS in common games with AMD Radeon...
There are lots of biased test against AMD. Reality is other...
If I'm buying AMD Trinity..
I will surely use windows. Not Linux.
I have seen people hiding the fact that they have INTEL to avoid ridicule... I know very hungry people who did buy modern 64-bit ATOMS but only can use 32 bits OSes and 2Gb memory because of the unsolved INTEL driver issues.
Last edited by juanrga; 03-21-2013 at 08:38 AM.