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4 y/o rig below.

I have been going back and forth on going AM3 or FM2 for the past week or so and im really intrigued by the new (to me atleast) APU's that I have been reading a lot about.
I was going to pickup a 6800k Richland and then someone mentioned waiting for Kaveri and Steamroller later this year.

I have decided to just wait it out for the next APU's from AMD and then upgrade my current build.

I would like to pickup what I can now and have it already, which would be a video card and ram. Since it will be a new socket (FM2+) from what I have read i'll have to wait on the motherboard.

Has anyone heard from any leaks about Kaveri on which model (highest) video card would crossfire with the built in GPU on Kaveri? And I could replace my agging 4870x2 with it now and start selling parts to fund the other parts as I go.

Thanks for reading
Edited by By-Tor - 7/1/13 at 11:39am
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Why do you want an APU when you want to get a dedicated GPU? Just get a HD 7850 or something and call it a day.
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I see your point.. If im going to drop in a card anyway I might as well stay with my currnet build and just replace the 4870x2 or just go with a AM3 build.

By just replacing the video card would I be able to play some of the newer games at a decent frame rate?
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I see your point.. If im going to drop in a card anyway I might as well stay with my currnet build and just replace the 4870x2 or just go with a AM3 build.

By just replacing the video card would I be able to play some of the newer games at a decent frame rate?
It'll be 3-4 times faster than your current game and should play most games on high/ultra.
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The 7850 doesn't beat it up to bad in the comparisons and gets beat up in others I looked at, but the power consumpsion of the 4870x2 is 3 times that of the 7850 and it can use DX 11. Add faster core speed and memory speed and it seems a logical upgrade.

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=676&gid2=56&compare=radeon-hd-7850-vs-radeon-hd-4870-x2

http://www.digitalversus.com/graphics-card/face-off/3672-12922-versus-table.html


Will I notice much of a bottleneck with a 7850-7870 with my AM2 X4 940?
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Depends what game you play but you'll still notice a huge improvement.
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And the power savings I would gain from a APU/GPU upgrade would be huge over my currnet rig.. Even adding a drop in card to the APU build or my current rig would save a lot.. I'm also running 2 water pumps and 5-120mm Delta fans on the radiators thats adding to the power draw.

Thanks for the help
Edited by By-Tor - 7/1/13 at 2:29pm
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