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I am building a box with parts I already have, for my soon to be 10 year old son. He will have A8-3870K 3.0GHZ APU(+RADEON HD6550D) APU LINK Tigerdirect
with MSI A55M-P33 FM1 Motherboard MB LINK TigerDirect and (2x 8GB) Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz..RAM Link Tigerdirect

My Question is would he be better off with onboard (APU) (with no OCing stock cooler) or a GeForce 7950 GT, that I have collecting dust? Do I put the card in or sell on ebay?

Thanks for input!
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I'd say the APU would probably be much better. AMD's APUs are pretty good and that card is ancient
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APU. i had the A6, and i compared it to the 7600gt, and the A6 blew it out the water.
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Sounds like, to ebay it shall go!!! --->>> to ebay...lol
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post #5 of 6
stick with the APU.
The closest match of the HD6550D APU on external videocards are HD5570, 9800GT and GT240.
Those 3 are all way faster than a 7950GT

You should get him 4gb of ddr3 1600 instead of those 1333.
faster ram clocks will help the apu
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Definately the APU just for DX10/DX11 support.
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