Forbes - It began as a project called AMD Fusion — a “system on a chip” solution that combined a standard CPU with integrated graphics processing. AMD’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) finally saw the light of day in 2011. And as we did with Intel INTC -0.57%‘s HD Graphics 2000, PC gaming enthusiasts let loose a hearty laugh at the concept of integrated graphics ever competing with our discrete graphics cards. Flash forward to 2013, though, and the APU has come a long way. But is it capable of playing your favorite games?