Rumor: AMD planning to bundle Battlefield 4 with Kaveri APUs

By on December 30, 2013, 2:45 PM

AMD is known for its partnership with EA DICE and Battlefield 4, already bundling the game with some Radeon R9 series GPUs, and working to integrate their low-level Mantle API into the title. Now information from Japanese website Hermitage Akihabara has suggested AMD will bundle Battlefield 4 with their upcoming Kaveri APU.

Not all Kaveri APUs will come with a Battlefield 4 Origin code in the box: the A10-7850K and A10-7700K are the most likely targets, as both top-end SKUs should be able to play the game at resolutions up to 1600 x 900. The game may also be only packaged in certain A10-7850K and A10-7700K, for a small premium over non-Battlefield bundles.

Hermitage Akihabara managed to snap a picture of the A10-7850K before its scheduled release in a few week's time, although the images don't really reveal anything exciting. The APU will come with a 3.7 GHz quad-core CPU based on AMD's new 'Steamroller' architecture, plus a 720 MHz GCN 1.1-based GPU with eight compute units, derived from the Radeon R7 series supporting TrueAudio and Mantle.

More details on Kaveri APUs are expected at CES 2014, as well as a price point for the chips. AMD is advertising the new range of APUs as the most powerful ever, but they're unlikely to take the gaming world by storm. An on-die GPU with the performance of an entry-level discrete graphics card is decent, but not quite up to scratch for those that want to play games on maximum settings.

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