I saw the benchmark... That was HD 4000 on an i7. It's different for different CPUs, especially CPUs from different families. Most people will be using the Pentiums, i3s, and i5s, in which case they won't get the performance offered by the i7's version. So no, it doesn't beat the mobile A8s either.blazorthorn, actually, HD4000 beats the A8 in graphics on mobile platforms. We aren't talking about desktops here. Until AMD gets their power reqs down, their mobile graphics will continue to suffer.
Funny... Loooking at my earlier post, you can CLEARLY see where I specifically stated that the different CPUs with the same HD IGP have different GPU performance specifically because of differing clock frequencies, so I obviously know the difference. Whether or not it is the clock frequency that is the defining difference even with the same IGP model name for Intel doesn't matter because most notebooks don't let you change it, so I'm right and you're wrong and that should be the end of it.It's the GPU clock rate that is the issue FAR more than the CPU (not sure how you don't understand that), so no, you are incorrect and really dishonest with your explanation. Most people buy A4 and A6 over A8 so you would have to compare an i5 vs an A4 or A6 which just gets downright silly. The tests on the net have been fair and accurate and they show HD4000 leading whether you twist the definition or not. Sorry!
My guess is Trinity matches Intel's XM version of HD4000 which clocks at 1300. That bodes well for Trinity but remains to be seen. AMD may need to clock it down for a better performance/watt to extend battery life and compete with Intel's superior efficiency.