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Just two - Quick and easy for you guys.

i. In tests, it looks like running the APU Crossfire with a dedicated card actually hurts scores.. what gives? Bad early drivers?

ii. How does the synergy with memory come into play? Stock up on as much of the fast stuff as possible, or is there a limit?
    
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1.Not bad, just early drivers. Tests have been made with beta drivers, the latest 11.7 barely added official support for Llano. Also it depends on which GPU you pair Llano with, imho a 6570 is the best card Llano can help, from 6670 on discrete GPUs are too fast for Llano to count
2.DDR3-1600 seems the sweet spot, populating all 4 memory banks further improves performance. DDR3-2133 isn't particularly helpful, nor cost effective (a 6670 would be a better buy imho than ultra high speed RAM)
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