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Hello,
Im looking into buying an A10 5800K. Im just not sure what GPU to pair it with. Ive heard that if you get a low end AMD GPU you can run them in Xfire (With intergrated graphics), or if im just better off going with something like a 650TI.

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The APU has a respectable GPU on board. For low-resolution gaming, running games on low to medium setting, or watching HD video the APU alone will be fine. It can crossfire with a HD6670, which improves the performance, but does not let you run games on max settings.

Any dedicated GPU apart from the HD6670 will not crossfire and instead will run as the sole GPU. This will disable the iGPU on the APU, rendering the primary selling point of the A10 useless.

If you want to run most games on medium-high settings, I suggest going with a FX-4300 CPU and a dedicated video card. If you don't mind running games on lower resolutions or low settings, get the APU and a 6670 or just buy the APU.
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You can crossfire it with an HD6670 at most.

And.. Low resolution? Low resolution what, xD

I game with mine at 1920x080 baby! kungfu.gif
   
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You can crossfire it with an HD6670 at most.

And.. Low resolution? Low resolution what, xD

I game with mine at 1920x080 baby! kungfu.gif

I know you meant 1920 * 1080 smile.gif
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I know you meant 1920 * 1080 smile.gif

Derp!! I did, xDD
   
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FX is indeed a fine line of CPU's, but stay the crap away from the FX-4300. It's predecessors, the FX- 4170 and FX-4100 are both more powerful than it. AMD got a little carried away with slashing features and they ended up creating a chip with a more efficient architecture that performs worse.

The FX 6300 is a VASTLY better chip than the 4300 in every way.
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

You can crossfire it with an HD6670 at most.

And.. Low resolution? Low resolution what, xD

I game with mine at 1920x080 baby! kungfu.gif

You can totally game at 1080p, but the fps is lower than on 720p. That's really what I was getting at, after all the A10 runs both well.
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FX is indeed a fine line of CPU's, but stay the crap away from the FX-4300. It's predecessors, the FX- 4170 and FX-4100 are both more powerful than it. AMD got a little carried away with slashing features and they ended up creating a chip with a more efficient architecture that performs worse.

The FX 6300 is a VASTLY better chip than the 4300 in every way.

That is incorrect. FX4300 is better than 4100 is every way, shape, and form.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/291/AMD_FX-Series_FX-4100_vs_AMD_FX-Series_FX-4300.html

FX4170 is only a tiny bit better than 4300, but keep in mind it has a 400Mhz higher clock speed.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/298/AMD_FX-Series_FX-4170_vs_AMD_FX-Series_FX-4300.html
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Heres some dual graphics in action: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/46157-amd-a10-5800k-dual-graphics-evaluation/

And here is the result of overclocking: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/FM2_APU_Review/8.html

And heres a comparison between A10-5900K and FX4300, apples and apples apparently. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/675?vs=700


Hope I helped smile.gif
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That is incorrect. FX4300 is better than 4100 is every way, shape, and form.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/291/AMD_FX-Series_FX-4100_vs_AMD_FX-Series_FX-4300.html

FX4170 is only a tiny bit better than 4300, but keep in mind it has a 400Mhz higher clock speed.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/298/AMD_FX-Series_FX-4170_vs_AMD_FX-Series_FX-4300.html
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However, the youngest memory of the new Vishera family, FX-4300 processor, turned out a total disappointment. Here AMD has obviously got carried away when chopping off its functionality: they not only disabled half of its cores, but also took away half of the L3 cache memory. As a result, FX-4300 is not any faster than FX-4170 with Bulldozer microarchitecture and is just a little more energy-efficient than the latter. So, the quad-core Vishera processor is noticeably slower than Intel Core i3, but at the same time it is priced very close to FX-6300. So, it looks like this particular processor model won’t be of any interest even to the loyal AMD fans, who will most likely prefer to go with a similarly priced A10-5800K with an integrated graphics core and higher clock frequencies
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