In one of the few game tests where we can use the same graphics settings we see that the A10 APU offers significantly faster performance than the HD 2000. Really there is no comparison, the AMD model is in a different league. So what about the HD 4000 from Intel?
We start the results above with Borderlands 2 and while the game is playable at 1920x1080 on the A10 APU we had to reduce detail levels a little too much for our liking. A far more desirable balance was moving to 1280x768 resolution and high detail where the system had no problems delivering a good visual experience with smooth framerates.
Moving to Counter Strike: Global Operations there was no need to reduce detail levels, we averaged nearly 60fps with maximum detail. This smooth performance continues on through World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria and DOTA 2 where a mixture of Medium and High settings allowed us to play at 1920x1080 without issue.
Star Wars: The Old Republic with the latest 1.4 patch skirted the edge of playable with 1920x1080 and high settings. Medium would offer a smoother experience but F1 2012 was a game where the A10/Virgo platform excelled. At 1920x1080 we were able to turn on High detail and race with an average of 35frames per second.
And what of the HD 4000? Quite simply AMD's A10-5800K APU with built in Radeon 7000 Series graphics significantly outperforms the Intel part. We can game faster, and if we wish with higher detail levels on the A10.