AMD Kaveri A10-7850K & A10-7700K Review
Published: 3rd April 2014 | Source: AMD | Price: £130 & £105 |
Alien vs Predator
Moving onto the real game benchmarks now, and first up we have Alien vs Predator. We aim to test a wide variety of games to show the performance you should expect if you had the system. The benchmark runs at the same resolution as you have set in Windows, which was 1920x1080 in our case.
The 7850K only performs a little better than the previous models in this test. The RAM scores and Crossfire scores are far more interesting here showing a 40% increase in performance from increasing the RAM speed, and then almost a 100% increase in performance from adding the dedicated graphics card. This is a similar story with the 7700K which is making us wondering what the extra £25 you'd spend in buying the 7850K would really get you in terms of performance.
Counter Strike: Source
Counter Strike: Source is one of the most popular games out there, and it uses one of the most common game engines too. This should mean that our results from this benchmark can be extrapolated to other Source based games, such as Team Fortress 2 and the Half Life series.
We see a very different story in Counter Strike than we saw in AvP. The 7850K itself manages to acheive two and a half times more performance than the 6800K could. Again, RAM speed and adding the second card make large differences in results, albeit not quite as much as we saw in the previous test. The 7700K does trail a little more behind the 7850K than we've seen in previous tests, but it still twice as good as the older APUs. Another thing to notice is how close both APUs get to the 'Battlefield 4 Budget Build' which uses an R9 270, which we would have expected to be a long way ahead.