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Sapphire HD 7870XT

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April 2, 2013 3:22:56 PM

Will the Sapphire HD 7870XT works fine with the AMD A6-5400K and Will the Corsair Cx500 watt enough to power it ?

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April 2, 2013 3:27:55 PM

well, you won't be using the apu graphics on the A6, but it will still use the processor. and yes a 500w psu will be plenty. i actually have a friend of mine with an ivy-bridge i3, and 2 HIS 7870's in CrossfireX and he only has a 500 watt, but he's been using it for like 4 months now, so i'd say it's stable lol
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April 2, 2013 3:29:53 PM

ET_CaughDrop said:
well, you won't be using the apu graphics on the A6, but it will still use the processor. and yes a 500w psu will be plenty. i actually have a friend of mine with an ivy-bridge i3, and 2 HIS 7870's in CrossfireX and he only has a 500 watt, but he's been using it for like 4 months now, so i'd say it's stable lol


Thanks, so I have to disable to A6 grpahic card and how do I do that ?
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April 2, 2013 3:50:18 PM

Coffeeband84 said:
ET_CaughDrop said:
well, you won't be using the apu graphics on the A6, but it will still use the processor. and yes a 500w psu will be plenty. i actually have a friend of mine with an ivy-bridge i3, and 2 HIS 7870's in CrossfireX and he only has a 500 watt, but he's been using it for like 4 months now, so i'd say it's stable lol


Thanks, so I have to disable to A6 grpahic card and how do I do that ?


In the BIOS. Not that it really matters. It will use very little power if not used. The HD 7870Xt will work just fine. But your CPU will be a bottleneck in games.
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April 2, 2013 5:02:58 PM

Novuake said:
Coffeeband84 said:
ET_CaughDrop said:
well, you won't be using the apu graphics on the A6, but it will still use the processor. and yes a 500w psu will be plenty. i actually have a friend of mine with an ivy-bridge i3, and 2 HIS 7870's in CrossfireX and he only has a 500 watt, but he's been using it for like 4 months now, so i'd say it's stable lol


Thanks, so I have to disable to A6 grpahic card and how do I do that ?


In the BIOS. Not that it really matters. It will use very little power if not used. The HD 7870Xt will work just fine. But your CPU will be a bottleneck in games.


Well so if I bought the 7870XT it's not going to help me anything since my CPU is holding it back. Basically if I need a better performance computer I must upgrade the motherboard and the chipset such as the i7 ?

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April 2, 2013 6:19:56 PM

Coffeeband84 said:
Novuake said:
Coffeeband84 said:
ET_CaughDrop said:
well, you won't be using the apu graphics on the A6, but it will still use the processor. and yes a 500w psu will be plenty. i actually have a friend of mine with an ivy-bridge i3, and 2 HIS 7870's in CrossfireX and he only has a 500 watt, but he's been using it for like 4 months now, so i'd say it's stable lol


Thanks, so I have to disable to A6 grpahic card and how do I do that ?


In the BIOS. Not that it really matters. It will use very little power if not used. The HD 7870Xt will work just fine. But your CPU will be a bottleneck in games.


Well so if I bought the 7870XT it's not going to help me anything since my CPU is holding it back. Basically if I need a better performance computer I must upgrade the motherboard and the chipset such as the i7 ?



No, ONLY in CPU intensive games(SKyrim, Starcraft 2 and large battlefield 3 maps) will your CPU hold you back, you will still get a huge boost in graphics performance. Make sure to have at least 4GB RAM.

ANyway IF you want a true huge performance boost, then get an I5.
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