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after i saw these :

2011 Top 5 Most Popular Games -- AMD A8 vs. Intel Core i3 - PC Perspective:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXzfWcvTyo&feature=player_embedded#!

AION - A8-3850 VS i3-2100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoq-RBOOQc0&feature=related

COD Modern Warfare 3 1080p gaming: AMD A8 APU vs Intel Core i3 - PC Perspective
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yd49m3Cw1g&list=UUtKh7t3br1obEQL6EyiAq0w&feature=plcp

Dirt3 - A8-3850 Dual Graphics VS i3-2100 (with HD 6570)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXEghqhWDOo&feature=related

Starcraft II : A8-3850 vs G620+GT520
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJbS0JurQdw&feature=related

and this one :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHeARjODypU

i'm building a computer in two weeks for friend with low budget and it will be AMD A8-3850 no dedicated gpu (he wanted to go with i3 no dedicated gpu before for basic use but he will love to game if he can on that budget) .
i'm not sure about what motherboard to pick...i know that if you add gpu it will run like cfx 2 way..can i put 2 dedicated gpu in there so it will be 3 way cfx ?
or the APU only support 2 way cfx ?

another thing that i'm not sure about is if i can run it with my HD6970..or it must be HD65XX/HD64xx . if it possible then ill do some benchmarks A8-3850 + HD6970 VS X4 965 + HD6970 biggrin.gif

can i get like 40% more fps in games with A8 3850 ?_?

options for motherboard:

ASUS F1A75-V PRO‎

GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H‎

(look like best motherboard's that i can pick..mostly if 3 way cfx is supported on this platform. )

ASUS F1A75-M‎

ASRock A75 Pro4-M

GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H‎

please share your thoughts .. and THX for help smile.gif
Edited by Malcom28 - 12/8/11 at 5:58am
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I believe with APU you can only hybrid CF up to one Radeon HD6670.

EDIT - Here it is,

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Edited by trumpet-205 - 12/8/11 at 7:03am
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so when running cards like HD6870 HD6950/70 the HD6550D disabled ?

AMD A8-3850 Llano and Radeon HD 6870
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_N5bXvowBU

so it basically become x4 cpu 2.9ghz + HD 6870 ...thinking.gif

k THX trumpet-205 .

i think i'll get ASUS F1A75-M‎ for that build .
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so when running cards like HD6870 HD6950/70 the HD6550D disabled ?
AMD A8-3850 Llano and Radeon HD 6870
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_N5bXvowBU
so it basically become x4 cpu 2.9ghz + HD 6870 ...thinking.gif

This is correct. FYI most games were unplayable with my 3650 + 6670 in xfire mode due to BAD micro stuttering. It did increase fps by almost 50% but I couldnt play it like that. I ditched the 6670 and went with a 6950 and disabled the APU.
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if you're going to get a dedicated mid/high end gfx card..a budget sb build is a better option..it's OC-less..but nets greater performance.I tried the the "hybrid sli" thing..a couple years back..with an m4n78 pro ./low-end gfx card..it was bad...micro-stuttering..blech..i got a 9800gt and disabled the onboard..same principal..you're better off with 1 powerful dedicated graphics
 
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I believe with APU you can only hybrid CF up to one Radeon HD6670.
EDIT - Here it is,
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doesnt that graph say for the A8's you can use the HD6990.it says the ones marked by the * are recommended?
    
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it's really a shame you can't use more then two, APU+ GPU with hybrid crossfire.

llano will have chips with unlocked muliplier so if you want a deneb 32nm with a bit of ipc the you should get on
    
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doesnt that graph say for the A8's you can use the HD6990.it says the ones marked by the * are recommended?

It's a misprint. It should be 6690
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doesnt that graph say for the A8's you can use the HD6990.it says the ones marked by the * are recommended?

No, it says the 6550D in combination with the HD 6670 will be called HD 6990D2 and it is a "recommended" combination.
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doesnt that graph say for the A8's you can use the HD6990.it says the ones marked by the * are recommended?

Negative, it says 6990D2 if I am not mistaken, and that is what they call the hybrid graphics when it is in crossfire with the 6670. BTW I never really had bad micro stuttering when I had the hybrid crossfire going...
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