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I've very recently switched back to Intel on my builds due to AMD not keeping up with tech on their motherboards. But, I do have to agree that the new APUs are impressive. And they are PERFECT for simple cheap builds for many of my customers. No complaints from me.

As far as "power" goes... its like anything else. You get the right tool for the job. If you know you'll be buying Crysis 3 you probably shouldn't be looking at an APU anyways. Go look at LGA 1155 systems. Just my two cents.
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I've very recently switched back to Intel on my builds due to AMD not keeping up with tech on their motherboards. But, I do have to agree that the new APUs are impressive. And they are PERFECT for simple cheap builds for many of my customers. No complaints from me.

As far as "power" goes... its like anything else. You get the right tool for the job. If you know you'll be buying Crysis 3 you probably shouldn't be looking at an APU anyways. Go look at LGA 1155 systems. Just my two cents.
Entirely dependent on budget and what graphics settings you demand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip1PhXiXflA
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Entirely dependent on budget and what graphics settings you demand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip1PhXiXflA

Wow. If that is, in fact, a Trinity then that is impressive. We all know they programmed that game to murder video cards.
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And Richland is coming out, hopefully before June/July. The reduced power consumption can really help (higher OC for desktop, longer battery life for laptop), though not worth upgrading to it from a Trinity.

I'm interested to see how will Haswell stack up against Richland, and later Kaveri.
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I now build A10-8 systems instead of i3s for "family" computers. Kids & parent are very happy since this bundled with an SSD just make a great system and enough to game for the kids (APUs are actually awesome for those type of consumers).

Nice to see they include a game with that, maybe not my first choice of game though thumb.gif
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Just added the crying french bulldog to my block list. smile.gif
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Entirely dependent on budget and what graphics settings you demand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip1PhXiXflA

Just so people think that is just the APU, it's a CF setup. While cheaper than a classic setup, it does very good performance for what you pay. Very good!
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Just so people think that is just the APU, it's a CF setup. While cheaper than a classic setup, it does very good performance for what you pay. Very good!
It's APU only.
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It's APU only.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip1PhXiXflA
"Crysis 3 Multiplayer Open Beta on AMD VISION TRINITY A10-5800K and HD 7660D Gameplay"
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MainBoard: F2A85-M PRO BIOS 5109
CPU: AMD A10 X4 5800K Quad Core 3.8GHz
Memory: F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL 4GB x 2 DDR3 2133 MHz Dual Channel
Graphics Card: AMD RADEON HD 7660D 128Bit 1024MB Core Clock 800 MHz Overclock 1000 MHz
Hard Drives: ADATA S511 120GB SF-2281 MLC
PSU: XFX ProSeries 650W XXX Edition Semi Modular Bronze

Gives me the impression he is usin gthe A10 with an HD7660D which is the exact card you CF with. The graphic settings he has it set to would also reflect about what you would need with that type of setup and smooth game play. Only reason why I know that is because a few friends have asked for a cheap reasonable setup. Those APUs are pretty beastly but not THAT beastly, pair them with an HD7660D and they work seemingly well for casual gaming.
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7xxxD are the onboard GPUs of desktop Trinity
7xxxG are the onboard GPUs of mobile Trinity.
The 7660D is the onboard GPU of the 5800k.

The highest card Trinity can hybrid graphics with is the HD6670.
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