Originally Posted by maarten12100
Originally Posted by tpi2007
If you're going to be buying an R7 240 or R7 250 (An AMD Rep here on the forum told us these are the only ones they recommend, and WCCFTech says DualGraphics mode only works with discrete cards with DDR3), then you have to add the cost of that card to the price of the APU. What I said is that an Athlon 760K + HD 7770 costs the same
as an A10-7850K, so your math doesn't add up.
A A8-7600 + r7 240 would match or stomp it in games and cost a bit less while using significantly less power.
Are you sure about the performance part ?
384 Stream Processors on the APU + 320 on the GPU = 704 with less than 100% scaling and higher frame times versus 640 on the HD 7770
720 Mhz on the APU, 730 Mhz on the GPU versus 1 Ghz on the HD 7770
128-bit memory bus, DDR3 2133 Mhz on the APU, 1800 Mhz on the GPU versus 128-bit 4500 Mhz GDDR5 on the HD 7770.
I know which combination I'd prefer. Unless you plan to upgrade later and are ok with the issue of driver profile availability, then an Athlon 760K with an HD 7770 is the better choice.
I agree that the A8-7600 is a good proposition, especially when set to a 45w TDP envelope, but on its own. On the 65w TDP envelope it's still good, ironically, and contrary to the A10-7850K, the price (if it's the same) is the thing that saves it, because it doesn't really seem to up the bar compared to the A10-6700.
If you're going to be spending more money, there are other options.Edited by tpi2007 - 1/15/14 at 8:25am