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 GPUs, but it will be further expanded with their upcoming APU’s.
One APU which seems to be confirmed to be involved in the bundle is the A10-7850K, while another one will be the lower end model the A10-7700K. Since there’s no point in giving out Battlefield 4 along with a processor, the name “APU” might solve your problem. The APUs are confirmed to have AMD’s current generation of R7 series GPUs integrated in the chip which will likely run the game smoothly on a 1080p resolution.
A little demonstration was presented by PCper on how the game would run on AMD’s next generation of APUs integrated graphics unit.
A japanese publication “Hermitage Akihabara” seems to have got their hands on the very first A10-7850K APU. We already know that the A10-7850K will have quad cores, a 3.7GHz base clock with a 4GHz boost and is based on the 28nm Architecture whereas the integrated R7 2xxD GPU will be running at a 720MHz clock speed. The CPU-Z images from Hermitage Akihabara proves that all this will be present in the A10-7850K.
Hermitage Akihibara also ran a Cinebench R15 test, and the results don’t look very good placing the A10-7850K under the Intel i5-3317U and Intel i7 3840QM, but considering the price it might be the best option available.
Both the APUs are to be available globally by the 13 or 14 of January 2014 with the expected Battlefield 4 bundle. According to sources both APUs will be priced around $150, continuing the low price trend of AMD. Something to look into is AMD’s Mantle as this might mean a new era in pc gaming with APUs.