any suggestions on a AMD apu build
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May 2, 2013, 12:12 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
I'm using the A10 5800K and the AMD recommended HD6670 in 'dual graphics' (aka crossfired) mode and its good. Running Dirt3/Showdown, Shift2 and X-Plane flightsim in high to medium high resolutions and on three screens (4800x900). X-Plane does not benefit from crossfire but runs just fine off of the video card alone. There are a few reviews on line about this "dual graphic" special feature of the APU, if you are going with that chip you'll want to do your homework and check out this feature. Having said that the 6670 ain't the fastest card around and if you are willing to pay more you may well get better performance, but the APU chip is all about value for money - its an economic chip.
If you are going three screens be sure to get the HD6670 with a displayport. (If you don't think you'll run three screens I have an extra 2GB HD6670 that I bought before learning that it needed a displayport for three screen applications through Eyefinity).
Apparently the A10 now comes with Simcity (or so I saw the ad for that somewhere).
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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