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 06/11/2013 12:00 PM
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ShaneTFletcher
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I've been thinking of building cheap, APU computers (FM2 socket). However, I would like to probably make up a gaming spec computer with a APU chipset at some time.

My question - What graphic cards are compatible with these chipsets - dual graphics speaking?
And if most graphic cards are compatible, what is the benefits of having dual cards? Will it increase performance highly or just slightly.

Also to add - What if I only want the APU as a CPU? Is this even possible?
The reason for this question - As the APU's are cheap, I am creating a FM2 socket build. Now if myself or someone would like to upgrade the graphics, I am unable to change the APU to a CPU as there is no FM2 CPU's. 



Edited: 06/11/2013 at 12:18 PM by ShaneTFletcher
 06/11/2013 01:40 PM
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Dual graphics ****, get one dedicated one, you just have to select primary GPU from bios and yes, they are also usable only as a cpu. 



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 06/12/2013 11:58 AM
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With the A10 and A8 APU's you can CF with the 6670, 6570 with the A6 APU's its 6570, 6450 and the A4's don't support CF.

But like what zipsi said just get one dedicated card and forget about CF'ing these APU's



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 06/12/2013 01:35 PM
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The Dual Graphics isn't worth it. I had done some research prior to upgrading my system and I got a dedicated card. The performance is great and play old and new games at high FPS rate.

 



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 06/13/2013 04:47 AM
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So basically there is no point Crossfiring these APU's then haha.

Ok then, so if I built an APU system, I can just simply choose my primary graphics card (if bought and placed in the system) within the BIOS and use the APU for a CPU?

If so, how does the APU's handle as only CPU?

I know the a10 a 4 core processor, similar to the FX 4100 chip. If this a10 processor handles less then a bulldozer, then buying the FX-6 core chip will be cheaper, better and with intergrated graphics on motherboard, a better system in general.

So, with all this said - Is there really any point in a APU at all?

 06/13/2013 04:55 AM
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Well, an APU is perfect for a light gaming machine, assembled an A10-5800K machine for a friend recently, its 7660D can handle every game there is on like medium settings on good framerates or some less demanding games maxed out. 



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 06/14/2013 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by: ShaneTFletcher , then buying the FX-6 core chip will be cheaper, better and with intergrated graphics on motherboard, a better system in general.

 

APU's have far far better graphics than what your going to find intergrated on any motherboard.



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