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.
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?
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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