AMD Kaveri Mobile APU Preview – FX-7600P with Radeon R7 Graphics

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Gaming and Youtube Playback Performance

The AMD FX-7600P Kaveri APU features Radeon R7 graphics with GCN, which is the best IGP solution that AMD has to offer on Kaveri. It would be an injustice to not look at how a real game title performs on this system!

MetroLL-SS

Metro: Last Light is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features action-oriented gameplay with a combination of survival horror elements. It uses the 4A Game engine and was released in May 2013.

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We wanted to see what happened in a newer game title, so we fired up Metro: Last Light and ran some benchmarks at 1280×720 and 1920×1080 resolutions with the games built-in benchmark in order to get repeatable results. You can see our exact settings in the screen capture above.

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Benchmark Results: The AMD FX-7600P with Radeon R7 graphics averaged 18 FPS on Metro Last Light at 1920×1080 and 28 FPS at 1280×720. Not bad scores as Metro LL is pretty tough on graphics cards.

Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3 and was released on October 29, 2013 in North America. Battlefield 4’s single-player Campaign takes place in 2020, six years after the events of its predecessor. Tensions between Russia and the United States have beem running at a record high. On top of this, China is also on the brink of war, as Admiral Chang, the main antagonist, plans to overthrow China’s current government; and, if successful, the Russians will have full support from the Chinese, bringing China into a war with the United States.

This game title uses the Frostbite 3 game engine and looks great. We tested Battlefield 4 with low, medium and high graphics quality to see how it would perform on the laptops native 1080P display. We used FRAPS to benchmark each card with these settings on the Shanghai level.

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Benchmark Results: In Battlefield 4 with Ultra settings at 1920×1080 we were able to average 28 FPS with low image quality and the game was playable on the AMD Kaveri FX-7600P powered laptop without the need of discrete graphics. Once you increased the image quality settings to medium or low the game would start to get choppy and the average FPS dropped to 23 and 14 FPS, respectively.

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 Youtube video playback was also very good as the CPU was clocked down to 1.89GHz and was at roughly a 20% load when watching 1080P HD content online. The clip above is actually the Penny Dreadful Trailer, which is for a new series on Showtime. If we were watching local content off the SSD we were getting around 15% load with the CPU clocked between 1.65Ghz to 1.89GHz.

Let’s  wrap this preview up!

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