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hi i have a question what is best

my current rig
phenom II x4 955
4gb ram 1600
hd 6870

or a Apu rig
A10 5800k
8gb ram 1600
hd 6870

or just upgrade my hd 6870 to a 7870 ??
i want to know what is a real upgrade, thanks biggrin.gif
    
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The A10-5800K ever so slightly outperforms the Phenom II 965 in all scenarios (Check out Anandtechbench) while having a powerful integrated 7660D GPU on die (Equivalent of HD 6670) However I wouldn't suggest it considering you're using a much more powerful integrated GPU as it is. You'd be defeating the whole purpose of an APU. Perhaps an FX-6300 or FX-8320 would be a better solution?

I'd look into a processor upgrade before a GPU upgrade. The best system is a balanced system ya diiiig.


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The A10-5800K ever so slightly outperforms the Phenom II 965 in all scenarios (Check out Anandtechbench) while having a powerful integrated 7660D GPU on die (Equivalent of HD 6670) However I wouldn't suggest it considering you're using a much more powerful integrated GPU as it is. You'd be defeating the whole purpose of an APU. Perhaps an FX-6300 or FX-8320 would be a better solution?

I'd look into a processor upgrade before a GPU upgrade. The best system is a balanced system ya diiiig.

you are saying to me NO?? or YES?? or the graphics upgrade is better??
    
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you are saying to me NO?? or YES?? or the graphics upgrade is better??

It's only slightly faster. I would not suggest the A10-5800K. It has MUCH better integrated graphics, but since you use a dedicated GPU that won't matter. I would suggest an FX-6300 or FX-8320 processor upgrade. I don't see the point of getting a higher end GPU while keeping a 4 year old processor that was released in 2008.
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No dont do it HD 7870 will be a much better upgrade.
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ok 1 vote vs 1 vote
i hope obama win.... biggrin.gif jajajaja
why is not a upgrade the a10 ?? only for the igp??

and i will use the machine for gaming and programing
    
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ok 1 vote vs 1 vote
i hope obama win.... biggrin.gif jajajaja
why is not a upgrade the a10 ?? only for the igp??

and i will use the machine for gaming and programing


The whole point of an APU is the fact that it has a powerful graphics processing unit built into it. If you're using a dedicated video card, the integrated GPU will not be in use, so there's absolutely no point in getting one. Not only that, but it would be a very small increase in performance which would not be worth the price premium of upgrading your whole rig.

I'd personally grab an FX-6300 or FX-8320. I would tell you to upgrade your graphics card but I do not see the point in upgrading your graphics card when you have a four year old processor in the first place. Vishera has some nice gains in gaming over the Phenom II architecture.
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The whole point of an APU is the fact that it has a powerful graphics processing unit built into it. If you're using a dedicated video card, the integrated GPU will not be in use, so there's absolutely no point in getting one. Not only that, but it would be a very small increase in performance which would not be worth the price premium of upgrading your whole rig.

I'd personally grab an FX-6300 or FX-8320. I would tell you to upgrade your graphics card but I do not see the point in upgrading your graphics card when you have a four year old processor in the first place. Vishera has some nice gains in gaming over the Phenom II architecture.

but you have the a10 why dont you buy a vishera?? mad.gif
ph34r2.gif tell me about your gaming experience with the A10
Edited by dr.evil - 2/7/13 at 9:38am
    
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but you have the a10 why dont you buy a vishera?? mad.gif
ph34r2.gif tell me about your gaming experience with the A10

Vishera has more Cores.
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but you have the a10 why dont you buy a vishera?? mad.gif
ph34r2.gif tell me about your gaming experience with the A10

I bought the A10 because I utilize the integrated graphics with AMD Dual Graphics mode. If I didn't, I would probably have an FX-6300 or even better, an FX-8350.


My gaming experience is highlighted in these videos: www.youtube.com/user/techismycologne
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