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Intel hits back at AMD’s Centrino 2 graphics claims

by Scott Bicheno on 18 July 2008, 14:05

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On Wednesday, AMD (NYSE: AMD) exec Patrick Moorhead told HEXUS.channel the ways in which he thinks Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) new notebook platform, Centrino 2, falls short in its graphics performance.

Today, we heard from Alistair Kemp, business and technology PR manager for Intel UK, and he offered us this response to the comments.

“The new Intel Centrino 2 notebooks, based on discrete and integrated graphics, are readily available from OEMs. Centrino 2’s GM45 integrated graphics chipset includes dedicated hardware decoders for all Blu-ray HD codecs, and the GM45’s execution units actually do post processing work on every single frame increasing its visual fidelity.

“All this is at a very low power cost, so GM45 coupled with the more efficient 25W Core 2 Duo gives an outstanding low power, high battery life and high definition experience – i.e. better Blu-ray and typically you will enjoy an entire movie on a single charge.

“In short, our laptops are some two generations ahead of any competitive offering and wildly popular. There are a number of mis-statements and assumptions here, and in general we feel that any company should have more than enough good things to say about their own products versus spending time misrepresenting others.”

Moorhead claimed that Intel’s “IGP capabilities are still clearly behind the curve,” and Kemp clearly disagrees. What do you think? Is Moorhead right? Is it possible to make an accurate comparative assessment of the latest notebook IGPs yet? Does it even matter? Let us know in the HEXUS.community.

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i think he chose his words very wisely there. AMD has to bark on about intels sub-par graphics performance beacuse the turion x2 ultra is no match for a core 2's in centrino 2. Unfortunatly for amd, intels spokesman hits a savage blow when he says they shouldent spend time savaging intels products and instead shout out about puma, Technologicaly it means nothing, but with regards to business ethics, hes just made AMD look bad.

Ironic, coming from intel…..