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hey everyone. i'm here today to ask about the new apus. i've been wondering because i have been reading the the FM1 socket and i see that some websites like tiger and newegg say that if you apply an ati graphics card to an apu, it runs faster but i don't understand how this works or how the amd duel graphics works. can someone please care to explain it to me please.?

how dos a computer benefit from having the graphics on the cpu and how does it work to have the cpu/gpu and a compatable discrete video card work faster?

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The discrete card will crossfire with the integrated gpu and give you better graphics performance.

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If you want a gaming machine then get discrete CPU and discrete Graphics (eg. Phenom 955 and a 6950 instead of an A8 and 6670 or whatever). If you're looking for something like an HTPC or such then an APU based build could work.
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what amor says is tru for a highend build.. you can get decent performace with a apu build but dont expect insaine amount of performance/eyecandy if u went with Phenom 955 and a 69xx series gpu instead...

im building a apu pc atm, got 1/2 the parts alredy just waiting on the rest aka my tax refund lol gathering all parts then put it together when all of the stuff comes in...
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Hi,

I have an A8-3850 in my 2nd rig and I can speak a little about it. You can crossfire the APUs graphics processor with a comparable discrete Radeon card, but it's not ideal. Crossfire (and indeed multi-GPU) scaling is hit-or-miss with the high end cards (who have driver teams working constantly to appease enthusiasts), so I'd imagine on the APUs it'd be even more of a crapshoot.

The APU is a great buy if you're looking to just use the IGP for modern games turned down or older games at high. But if you're looking for a serious gaming PC, buy an AM3+ or LGA 1155 CPU/mobo and buy a nice discrete card.
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