The decision to delay the Mantle patch for Battlefield 4 was arrived at after much consideration. DICE on the public introduction of Mantle has received continuous support from AMD and the release of the Battlefield 4 has already been stirring a lot of excitement. This was stated by a public representative of AMD who also confirmed that a January release is what AMD is looking forward to now.
But the inside truth was revealed by a slide posted by DG’s Nerdy Story which says that the Hawaii chip has so much more to offer than just this. The chip inside the Radeon R9 290X has 4 Compute Units disabled and this clearly shows that the full fledged chip is yet to be launched and we just haven’t seen it in full form as yet.
AMD’s net gen Opteron chips will include the Toronto APU, Toronto CPU and Cambridge CPU and AMD has already presented a road map for these. The surprising part is that this road map also includes some details about the AMD’s Carrizo APU which is going to be launched in the year 2015.
It is most likely that two new products, the Radeon R9 260 and Radeon R9 255, will soon be rolled out by AMD to hit the sub-$150 market. On AMD’s official website, these new products have been listed under the R9 series products.
There were a couple of pictures posted on the Facebook page of Biostar and they showcased the new A10-7850k APU which was running on their Hi-Fi A88W 3D board under LN2 cooling. The A10-7850k is seen running at 4.2 GHz in a few cases but the actual clock speed rates still have not been confirmed which were designed for the LN2 session.
So it has finally been confirmed that the flagship A10 Kaveri APU from AMD is going to come all bundled up with the Battlefield 4. This piece of information has been revealed through a Swedish source and it is quite surprising as well as happy news because AMD APU’s are usually known for being priced very reasonably and now it comes with a little surprise.
Good news for those who are planning to get their hands on the Kaveri APUs; the A10-7850K and A10-7700K which are coming soon. ShopBLT has revealed a few details about the pricing of these for the pre orders along with some other enlightening details.
It looks like custom-designed Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X cards could launch very close to Christmas or miss it all together and be released in 2014. Custom designed R9 290 series cards are highly anticipated because as we all know the reference-design cooling solution on these cards is not all that powerful and extremely noisy.
Jan 30, 2015 0