AMD still has a nice lead in terms of graphics performance over Intel when it comes to desktop APUs. While Intel rules the CPU roost, the GPU is still the primary selling point for these products (that and the price). Intels latest Haswell parts for the desktop feature the GT2 graphics architecture, and do not include the GT3 and GT3e units. GT3 would give AMD a run for their money if it were included in desktop parts, and GT3E would eat AMDs lunch. This is the unfortunate truth for AMD when it comes to the mobile market. But for desktop, the GT2 graphics slice is just not good enough to even get close to the 6700 and 6800K in performance."
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