Watch Dogs 2 Runs Fine On AMD A10 APU But What About The Bristol Ridge APU

Wccftech recently tried running Watch Dogs 2 on the AMD A10 APU. While the performance saw little to no difference in comparison to previous hardware, we’re wondering how the game would work on the Bristol Ridge APU.

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Can Watch Dogs 2 run smoothly on ultra on Bristol Ridge APU?

We really wonder about Bristol Ridge APU performance in these games. We think Bristol Ridge APUs are going to be cheap. Because it’s old tech. They’re going to be the last update (Excavator) for old Bulldozer architecture. And they will use AM4 socket. So they will be replaceable with newer Zen Raven Ridge APUs.

They will also have DDR4 bandwidth. We think they should be cheap because they’re based on Excavator. And they’re going to be on 28nm processing. So we hope Bristol Ridge will be a great budget option and it has upgrade potential (AM4). Let’s wait for prices.

Bristol Ridge GPU has the same 512 Radeon Cores but the top-of-the-line models will have the GPU clocked at 1,100 MHz, which is quite higher than Kaveri. However, Bristol Ridge only has 64-bit memory interface vs 128-bit on Kaveri. It was designed mainly for Notebook CPU, thus focusing more on reducing power consumption instead of improving performance. You can check out the original performance benchmark by Wccftech. It’s quite impressive what the AMD A10 APU can achieve.

Watch Dogs 2 is an open world action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The sequel to 2014’s Watch Dogs, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in November 2016.

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  • Bristol Ridge has the same 128bits interface than Kaveri (that most OEMs only put a single DIMM is another thing), and with DDR4 memories with higher clocks and Delta Color Compression (about 30% more bandwidth efficiency), it should perform about 50% more than Kaveri with good memories (not 2133 ones).