Originally Posted by sergionography
that is very true, at 720p the apus do very well in medium high settings. Getting Intel with discrete costs 700+
With an apu for that much u get apu + discrete witch beats the Intel in fps and gaming in general, I got my Asus k53ta for 450$ and don't think I can be happier, and I doubt I can get the same fps in games elsewhere
You can build an acceptable Intel system for $450/500, it won't be an i5 with a GTX680 by any means, but it will get the job done.
The i5 beats Llano in every single application by at least 10-20%, and when it comes to CPU demanding games the difference grows to an astounding 50%. How is that niche benchmarks and unrealistic applications? Who cares if it can beat it in SuperPi? I never said it was the only thing, I said that the i5 is greatly superior to the APU's when you're looking at the CPU side of the equation. The GPU is noticably more powerful, and nobody can deny that, but your statement was that the APU was just as good on a CPU level, which is simply false.
If Trinity can improve on Llano, then it's a huge advancement, but I still think the only place for APU's is in Laptops and barebones day to day systems (Office work and Grandmas).