Sources: Intel [press release], Intel [Haswell product page]
quote: It's a complete waste of die area (and money) for people who are 100% going to use a dedicated video card.
quote: however AMD with mobo at similar single threaded performance usually costs more than intel
quote: I consider myself Neutral on the subject of AMD and Intel, if AMD offered superior performance and similar costs, I would buy AMD however AMD with mobo at similar single threaded performance usually costs more than intel or that AMD just can't deliver the performance I require. I shop at Microcenter so these things are cheaper for me so comparisons like this are different for me than others.
quote: a better comparison would be an i3/pentium of sandy/ivy/haswell line with a A10 because even AMD admits to having nothing that competes with Intel's top of the line products.
quote: And if you did compare them, the value is on AMD's side. The CPU performance is overall equal with intel win in single and AMD in multi. AMD wins hands down in GPU side. Intel wins in power consumptions.
quote: I keep saying this: AMD's GPU advantage is zero in practice
quote: If you play game, you need a dedicated video card. If you don't, the solution from intel is more than enough.
quote: What's so hard to understand?
quote: Show of hands who has built a gaming-ready system on a budget without a dedicated GPU..
quote: ...but the performance per clock evens it out.