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Submitted by africanos23 206d ago | news

AMD Bundles Battlefield 4 With Kaveri APU

HardwarePal : AMD will now be bundling their upcoming APU Kaveri with the fps game Battlefield 4. AMD is already running a similar bundle with their latest generation R9 series GPU’s, but now it will be further expanded with their upcoming APU’s. (Battlefield 4, PC)

HelpfulGamer  +   206d ago
Battlefield 4 1080p on AMD A10-7800 APU!
Kleptic  +   206d ago
1920 x 1080 on medium settings at ~40 fps for single player...at least thats what the stage demo showed at Kaveri's announcement last month...

mantle will help, i'm sure...but...that has been delayed to who knows when (they say january, but they already promised december.......)

if Kaveri matches Richland's price point (~$150), its a great bargain...its more or less a Xbox One's apu in overall performance...similar GPU, and FAR higher IPC performance out of the steamroller core'd cpu, at double the frequency (albeit with 4 fewer cores)...

but, sadly, its still very far from a properly built gaming PC...definitely an affordable entry into the low side of mid-range territory, though...

just a weird spot right now...PC gaming still has considerably more overhead and problematic optimization compared to consoles...it takes more horsepower to do the same amount of work in rendering...Mantle is slated to 'fix' that, but its not proven...and more importantly...not here yet...so we'll see...
kevnb  +   206d ago
that overhead is mostly on the cpu side, the consoles both have a very weak cpu so I would be looking more a the gpu performance. ps4 is around a 7850, which is a fantastic mainstream card even today, its better than what most pc gamers have.
Kleptic  +   206d ago
^i agree...this apu has a 'better' cpu than that of the consoles, but it has to in order to run a desktop...

The kaveri uses a '77xx' gpu from what i remember...under that of the PS4...more in line with the xbox one iirc...
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
@Kleptic

I saw a more consistent 1080p @ 30 ~ 35fps Medium settings (consistenly stayed there, with a high of 41, and a low of 26).

By comparison the PS4 and XBO versions are High settings for both, but 900p @ 50 - 60 fps (PS4), and 720p @ 50 - 60 fps (XBO).

An impressive feat for PC APU's, but not quite XBO yet. From what I remember these APU's are just under 1TFLOP, and closer to the original HD 7770 GPU (XBO is basically an under-clocked 7790 / R7 260).

To be worth it the A10 needs to retail for $150, or else it's cheaper and more powerful to get a FX 4000 CPU and a HD 7790 ($160 w. rebates).

But as long as you game on 720p / 900p / and 1080p this little APU, should be a nice entry gaming rig for around $400 - $500 (remember APU's require the fastest memory for the best performance).
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Nafon  +   206d ago
@kevnb

the cpu is definitely the weak point of the consoles. The 7850 can run BF4 in 1080p with high settings at 60fps with a decent CPU, so either the PS4's cpu is holding it back or DICE isn't quite expert with the PS4 sdk yet
Software_Lover  +   206d ago
Mantle update incoming for 1080p 60fps on atleast high settings?

50/50 at this point. Would be a big WOW if they were able to pull it off.
kevnb  +   206d ago
no, not happening.
Nafon  +   206d ago
mantle would increase performance, but not by that much.
Nafon  +   206d ago
Don't forget that you'll need high speed RAM to get the best performance out of these APUs. But right now, the price gap between 1600mhz and 2400mhz ram isn't all that much.
LAWSON72  +   204d ago
That's great because it is not like the majority of us can buy a GPU that comes with it since they are $100+MSRP on anything better than a R9 280x. The only choice right now is Nvidia which is just weird. At least last month I managed to get an Asus GTX 760 for only $195 on Newegg. I will probably sell it in 2-3 months though because I plan to upgrade to a QHD display sometime this year.

Do these Kaveri APUs got any BF4 benchmarks yet?
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