Originally Posted by agrims
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