AMD Liano A8 3800 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
I'm planning a new build, I have to purchase a piece or 2 over per pay period the next several months. I was wondering if you guys think sticking a 7870 in my current system would work, I plan on running this card in crossfire on mew system but would use 1 in current system. I have plenty of power and 8 gb of ram with my asus fm1 mb. Thoughts
U may not get full performance but will work fine if ur going to update the whole system later on, if i remember that gen of apus were based of the K10 or Phenom II and Athlon II series so expect similar performance cpu wise but from what i seen the a8s 2.4ghz clock speed will hurt quite a bit lol If u can attempt to overclock to around 3ghz the loss wont be much, my friend has a phenom II x4 945 3ghz paired with a 5850 and the gpu get abouts 85% use in bf3 b4 the cpu hits 100%, its still playable the gpu just isnt performing to its potential, but as said go for it and wait for the rest of ur upgrade
Tradesman1 said:that's prob the highest priced item so would prob hold off for last and keep an eye out for a sale or possibly a better deal on a better card...price may also drop
valid point, my current rig, even in dual graphics with the 6670 I have issues in some games. I have had this build saved for 3 times and life gets in the way, so I have a pile of parts started and save a little less.
That's what I normally suggest to clients who pick up the parts a little at a time, It's generally the higher price stuff, that may have a price drop in the not to distant future, so if the higher priced is the last to be bought you have longer to look for a good deal and maybe even find a better component