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Does anyone know for sure whether or not a 7000 series (or which 7000) will x-fire w/APU's??

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Hey fellas!! I have been trying to find concrete information on whether or not a 7750, or ANY 7000 serioes card will x-fire with the higher a10 APU's? I have read and read, but have only found some vague info on it. I would like to x-fire an A10 Richland with a XFX 7750 ( either ddr3 or ddr5) depending on what type of memory works the best or at all..??


Any info would be greatly appreciated as I am going to hold off buying the components until I know!!!

Thanks!! oldcompgeek
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Go DDR5 with your dedicated GPU and also go with at least 1866mhz ram for your motherboard, to answer your question is ironic as many folks do not see it practical to do this build, unless you are planning on doing a VERY small form factor build. But yes the 7750 will work but if i recall right it will not work all the time and not with every game, as the recommended max card is a 6670, because of the GCN architecture

So let;s break it down

A10-6800k is 149.99

and a 7750 is 80-100

720p


FX 6300 119.99

7850 149.99

1080p


I dont mean to repeat info im assuming you already know but i have heard YOU can xfire cards with the A10 just don't expect the greatest results/drivers always crashing i would assume. MAX i would go is a 7790


Also if this is small form factor build ex: MITX then you do not need to have DUAL graphics enabled and can just use the A10 as a standalone CPU

also make sure you at least rock Dual channel in that system as your APU's IGP and CPU will fight over memory. IF you do choose to do Dual graphics
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Thx for all of the great info. an advice. Cost really isn't a main factor with this 1st APU based build, it's more for testing, performance and gaining experience an time with the chipset/component combination. Will test with just 6800, crossfire with 6570 (already have several) and crossfire with 7750. I would hope the drivers will improve as time goes on, as well as AMD finally making the 7000 series GPU's a mainstay for x-fire. I can't see them continuing with the 6670 forever, or for much longer at that.
That's just a guess though. I would also like to test configurations and performance using the Athlon II X4 750K FM2 cpu as well. I have always loved them old Athlons (mainly the Propus and especially the Reagor) and would hope to see the Trinity version not ruin it's rep.
For like 80 bucks, I can get a quad core 3.4ghz ath and pair it up with the 6570, 7750, and a 7850 and 6950 that I have now. Later I can figure out if it's cost-efficient and good performance by going with middle of the road components, albeit well built ones. I just have a gut feeling that this combined technology will be the wave of the future eventually putting the old cpu/gpu/mobo the way of the transistor radio...lol



Thanks again! And hopefully we'll see those sweet Sniper FM2+ boards really soon!!
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HTPC enthusiasts rejoice! Also i would at the same time like to see the day that they would increase the maximum card to at least a 7790 that would be the day, or even 7970 but alot of people just wouldnt go that route
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I totally agree!! I will go ahead and assume that as the graphics side of the APU.They can hopefully someday cram a 7850 or even a 7950 in there! I dunno if it's space, or power consumption, or what that determines the GPU thyat can fit into the APU's but... hopefully. Pairing a 8350 or even a 9590 with a 7970 for a sweet little APU would be something to have... Then you REALLY wouldn't have a need for a video card... although I doubt they want to cut off their own business though, if they were to make it too powerful right?
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