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Benchmarks - The HD3200 Graphics Unit Of The 780G

AMD's New 780G Chipset Has Powerful GPU

AMD shipped its review samples to the press bundled with a modified Catalyst 8.1 driver, which 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.

ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card

ATI Radeon X2600XT
3DMark06, Quake 4

At a resolution of 1280x1024 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 anyway.

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.

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