Legit Reviews takes a look at how far AMD's and Intel's integrated graphics have evolved since 2006, you can see the results over here. The site concludes integrated graphics are improving at a furious pace and points out that low-end discrete graphics cards are now becoming obsolete.
Since Legit Reviews first came online nearly a decade ago the one phrase that we have heard consistently over the years is that “integrated graphics suck” and that you should never use them. Is that true? We gathered up 10 AMD and Intel motherboards to check out integrated graphics performance from 2006 to 2011 to see how they perform on four game titles and Futuremark 3Dmark06. Read on to see how far we have come in recent years.
"Overall, we found that AMD integrated graphics were superior to Intel from 2007-2011. Both companies are improving their graphics solutions and we saw a nice 6x to 7x performance improvement on average. If you are looking to buy an integrated graphics solution today you have the Intel Sandy Bridge processors with Intel HD 3000 graphics and AMD's Llano APU with the Radeon HD 6550D. Our testing shows that the AMD Llano GPU is essentially twice as fast..."