As the successor to last year's Richland APUs, Kaveri has been updated with new CPU cores based on AMD's Steamroller architecture. The Radeon R7 series GPU has also been integrated, though the 384 SPU version on most Kaveri APUs isn't much different than the A10-6700 and A10-6800's Radeon HD 8670D. Kaveri is AMD's fourth-gen APU while Steamroller is third-gen CPU technology that is supposedly 10% faster per-clock and per-core than Piledriver.

AMD really is focused on gaming performance with Kaveri and believes this is where its latest APUs have a serious advantage over the competition. The company's latest processors are being pushed as budget solutions for modern 1080p gaming, though on paper the Radeon R7 doesn't look quite up to the task...

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