The folks over at Anandtech managed to spend some time with early Ivy bridge production samples
and perform a few benchmarks. The skinny: CPU performance is mildly increased as expected, but the GPU is 20-50% faster than the Sandy Bridge GPU
. Power consumption is also down about 30W under full load
. The graphics, however, are still slower than AMD's Llano
(but the Ivy Bridge CPU beats the pants off of the Fusion's). Is the tradeoff worth it?