AMD shipped its review samples to the press bundled with a modified Catalyst 8.1 driver. This driver did not recognize the X1300 and HD2600 XT cards we wanted to use for comparison. For this reason, we used the original Catalyst 8.1 drivers for the benchmark comparisons.
3DMark06, Quake 4
At a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, Quake 4 runs at a comparatively fast 28 frames per second – actually an impressive result for an integrated graphics solution. When we upgraded the system to use a Hybrid CrossFire setup, playing the game smoothly was no longer a problem. Thanks to the built-in DirectX 10 support of the HD3200 GPU, it is possible to launch Crysis – however, the game is a far cry (yes, we had to say it) from what we consider playable. AMD’s rival Intel does not offer a DirectX 10 capable chipset, so the point is moot.
Serious Sam 2 and UT 2004
Unreal Tournament 2004 is playable at 32 fps in High Quality mode. Serious Sam 2 pushes the HD3200 to its limits, but moving to a hybrid solution ameliorates this problem.
- AMD's New 780G Chipset
- HD3400 in the Northbridge with additional Memory
- Smooth HD Playback with a Sempron 3200+
- HD-Video Benchmarks: Only 21.90 % CPU Load on a 3800+
- Output: Dual-Monitor, HDMI, Up to 4 Monitors
- Quad-Monitor Configuration
- Overclocking the graphics core by 90%
- Benchmarks - The HD3200 Graphics Unit of the 780G
- Benchmarks - Warhammer, Prey and Supreme Commander
- Benchmark Analysis - 3.5 times faster than the 690G
- Benchmark Analysis - 65% more Performance through Hybrid-Crossfire
- Power Consumption - 42 Watts when Idle at System Level
- Power Consumption - 73 Watts during Blu-ray Playback
- Southbridge - SB700 with 14 USB and 6 SATA Ports
- Cost of a basic HD-Capable System
- 24 Boards from 13 Companies Announced
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Settings
- Conclusion – Very fast on-board Graphics with HD Video Support