In Battlefield 4, we used the Singapore single player level Fraps was used to measure FPS and was started as the player lands on the beach. On both CPUs the iGPU fails to reach an acceptable frame rate and both are around the 20 FPS mark. Adding the Radeon R7 250 to the mix we were able to maintain a 30 FPS average. Dual graphics for the AMD A10-7850K has improved and gains a 5 FPS advantage.
In Bioshock Infinite, the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU leads the AMD A10-6800K, but is not able to maintain 30 FPS at medium settings with out the help of a discreet graphics card.
Crysis 3 is a FPS killer on any system. While medium/high end systems are able to exceed 30 FPS, at no time did either system break the 30 FPS barrier. I’m sure with a few more tweaks the the graphics options here and there, 30 FPS could be reached in the Dual Graphics configuration.
Dirt3 is pretty easy on both systems and our tests were easily able to break 30 FPS and in some cases maintain an average frame rate over 60.
Dirt Showdown, much like Dirt 3 is fairly easy on the system and frame rates reached 75 FPS with the Dual Graphics configuration.
FarCry3 is another game that can be hard on lower end systems. We were not able to reach a playable frame rate until the Dual Graphics configuration was tested.
Hitman Absolution is another graphically challenging game for gaming rigs. The AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU wasn’t able to reach a playable frame rate. However, to note, the 6800K showed a constant 16 FPS with the R7 250 as well as the same FPS with Dual Graphics enabled.
Tomb Raider was very playable with Dual Graphics enabled. With all three benchmark runs, the AMD A10-6800K was able to pull an average of 2 FPS more than the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU. Granted for this review I am using the latest beta driver.
The Valley benchmark is not a game you can play; it is a canned benchmark designed to test the graphics system. After the benchmark run a score is given. The higher the score the better the results. With the CPU and GPU test the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU and the AMD A10-6800K are fairly close in terms of performance. It is not until Dual Graphics is enabled that the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU stretches the lead a bit.
Heaven, like Valley is a canned benchmark designed to give a score that represents the performance of the graphic system. Much like the Valley benchmark dual graphics gives a nice boost over the integrated GPU and the discreet graphics card only tests.