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wow. This is new news as i never heard of using hybrid crossfire with a card better than the 6670. I've been looking to upgrade to a quad core. If i could use hybrid crossfire with my Radeon 6770 i would not only get an fps boost from the cpu but also better graphics power. Does anyone know if it will work with the radeon 6770?
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Well the APU's are better for my budget and i dont want to strain a higher end processor too much.
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Honestly, get what you can afford comfortably. The Trinity A8-A10 are comparable to a 955/965 BE, with a lower TDP. If you look, you can find a A8 for $79 online new. The difference in the A8 and A10 is not that much, it may be worth it to you to pay 79.00 and save on the extra dough from the difference in performance.
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Originally Posted by agrims View Post

Honestly, get what you can afford comfortably. The Trinity A8-A10 are comparable to a 955/965 BE, with a lower TDP. If you look, you can find a A8 for $79 online new. The difference in the A8 and A10 is not that much, it may be worth it to you to pay 79.00 and save on the extra dough from the difference in performance.

Yeah you can put the extra into buying good ram.... cause the iGPU in the APU's is affected by how much Ram ur system has.... To quote Tom's Hardware:

"Slow memory is perhaps the biggest inhibitor of integrated graphics performance, since built-in GPUs generally rely on shared system RAM to do their job. Discrete graphics processors have their own dedicated pools of memory, often composed of the latest technologies attached to very wide interfaces, enabling hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput."

the full article discusses performance scaling with better RAM: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-scaling-trinity,3419.html
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I say go for the top-end A10 K so you have a fully unlocked processor and iGPU, and get (at a minimum) some good DDR3-2133 CL9 4GB sticks of memory. Overclocking the iGPU is very possible, and very worthwhile, but only if you have the memory speed to back it up!

Also, I highly recommend spending some money on a good CPU cooler. The stock one is junk! I have been reading nothing but phenomenal reviews of the newestSSilverstone heatsink (I think it's called the A01? 3x8mm Heatpipes, blue and white fan), which costs $35 yet performs better than most all coolers twice the price.
   
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