If you pair Kaveri with a GPU, does it still make any sense compared to an i3/same GPU?
Intel used to charge more for the CPU, but will equally consume less power when taxed. With former AMD APUs, the i3 was the overall winner in performance and efficiency, but lost out in the price department.
How close is this gap with Kaveri now?
More probably that not, there's still no match: Steamroller improves Piledriver, but not by too much.
So if for example we give a look to that synthetic comparison: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/166/AM ... G3420.html
then we may argue that more probably that not when pairing both the CPUs with some basic GPU - like the Radeon 6570 used by SPCR in every CPU review - AMD offering couldn't offer about any advantage over Intel entry-level one (with reference to price, performance, and power draw), and even better, Intel should win hands down (to be fair, against a Core i3 maybe AMD could offer a slight and probably unjustifiable price advantage).