I really think you are in denial here. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5831/amd-trinity-review-a10-4600m-a-new-hope/6 The average is only 20%, and if we exclude Civ V, nothing is over 60% for Trinity. 2x gain would indeed allow Haswell to beat Trinity. Even on Civ V, they said they were working on drivers to fix that. On desktop, the saving grace for AMD is that Intel does not plan GT3. But a hypothetical GT3 would allow it to beat Trinity in lot of games. HD 4000 fares worst in Total War, Civ V, Minecraft, and Portal. Portal's performance has been fixed early this year: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5872/intel-dual-core-ivy-bridge-launch-and-ultrabook-review/5 (Notice how the Ultrabook CPU's GPU is equal to quad core i7's GPU performance in portal). Total War and Civ V probably shares the similar limitation in Intel drivers that they are going to address sometime now and Haswell.