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can the new amd apu's Radeon 6550 be used with my adeon hd 6870?

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just wondering since i only have one pcie slot ;_;
if it can't ill probably just buy an amd Phenom II X6 1100T
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Of course it can, as long as your slot is empty! That PCI-E slot runs at x16 actually, and some motherboards allow to split it to x8/x8 for some multi-card goodness, like the GA-A75-UD4H. In other words, the integrated PCI-E controller of Llano has the same capabilities as Sandy Bridge. smile.gif
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If you buy an APU, you need a new motherboard anyway since it's on FM1 socket. Sorry frown.gif
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No. 6670 is the highest you can use.
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There seems to be a bit of confusion here, ZealotKiller is talking about a type of crossfire where you use both the APU GPU and a discrete GPU, if this is what you were looking for then the answer is no, the highest card that can be crossfired with a 6670.

The smith meant that you could use only the HD 6870 and the APU CPU, however this is non ideal as you would need to buy a new mobo and APU, just to get a CPU.

The fact remains that your AM3 (or is it 2+?) motherboard isn't compatible with the APUs, so getting an APU means a mobo upgrade as well.

Since you already have a nice GPU, the HD 6870 I would advise you to get a new CPU, or if you're interested in a new mobo, go for an AM3+ that will be compatible with bulldozer.
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post #6 of 7
Yeah, GReid sums it up.

If you only meant to change your CPU, then you could wait for Bulldozer, which is just a few weeks away! Which motherboard do you have? It might already be compatible with AM3+ CPUs.
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