Intel said quite a while ago that the graphics of its upcoming central processing units would be quite a bit better than the one in Sandy Bridge and, sure enough, here is the proof.
In case people don't know yet, Intel is holding this year's edition of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2012) in Beijing as we speak.
That means that it is demonstrating some of the features possessed by the 22nm Ivy Bridge series of central processing units.
One could say that, as far as processor performance goes, Sandy Bridge is already good enough for most people.
In other words, although Ivy Bridge will have a definite advantage in this area, the graphics side of the equation is more important.
This essentially means that Intel's HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics processor has to be clearly a level or two above GMA HD 3000.
According to Netbook News, the Santa Clara, California-based company is going to deliver on its promises.
And by this, we mean more than the benchmark score gains, although, true enough, they are more than relevant.
After all, 56% better performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso and a 192% higher score in 3DMark Vantage Performance Preset is nothing to scoff at.
Speaking of which, the 3DMark Vantage Performance Preset GPU benchmark will show a 199% improvement, miles ahead of the CPU benchmark gain of 17%.
Finally, adding to the PCI Express 3.0 support, OpenCL 1.1, enhanced AVX acceleration and DirectX 11, the HD 4000 graphics was shown running a game, playing an HD film and encoding a video, all at the same time, each on one of three different screens. Through it all, the CPU load was of only 28%.
The Ivy Bridge series of central processing units will supposedly be launched on April 23. The laptop parts, including the one used for the test in the video below, won't be up right away though.