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What can I crossfire with my A10-6800k's internal gpu?

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August 14, 2013 3:57:18 PM

Hi,
I'm looking to get better gaming performance out of my computer. I understand that you can crossfire a discrete gpu with the on-board gpu on the AMD A10-6800k. However, I'm not sure what is compatible with Dual-Graphics (crossfiring to an APU). Also, i'm not sure if Dual Graphics is even worth it in the first place.So, here are my two questions:

What is compatible with Dual Graphics?

Would it be better to utilize Dual Graphics or just to buy a discrete GPU and not use the function?

Thanks,
rocklee557
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August 14, 2013 4:30:32 PM

Depends on your budget: what are you looking to spend on your GPU? And what PSU do you have?
August 14, 2013 4:33:40 PM

Remember though Crossfiring means that both adapters will perform with the specs of the lowest spec adapter in the Crossfire setup. So if you get a good card it will be better than the onboard.
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August 14, 2013 4:38:23 PM

There are rumors claiming that HD 8670D can cf w/ HD 7750 but officially AMD only indicates that the best choice is HD 6670.

Actually DG works in new games but it's reported that in some old games DG is worse that single gfx. I have no idea what games u'r playing and what settings u want. Did u buy a good 3rd CPU cooler? And what's the spec, brand and the model of ur PSU?

IMO u could OC the iGP and the CPU multiplier w/ a good air-cooling condition. Or try to OC the RAM to 2400, that may give u a boost and ur iGP may reach slightly over HD 7730 stock. If it's not enough u could go for a HD 6670 DDR5 gfx but i am conserved w/ this idea cuz stock 8670D performs better.
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August 14, 2013 4:43:36 PM

Maxime506 said:
There are rumors claiming that HD 8670D can cf w/ HD 7750 but officially AMD only indicates that the best choice is HD 6670.

Actually DG works in new games but it's reported that in some old games DG is worse that single gfx. I have no idea what games u'r playing and what settings u want. Did u buy a good 3rd CPU cooler? And what's the spec, brand and the model of ur PSU?

IMO u could OC the iGP and the CPU multiplier w/ a good air-cooling condition. Or try to OC the RAM to 2400, that may give u a boost and ur iGP may reach slightly over HD 7730 stock. If it's not enough u could go for a HD 6670 DDR5 gfx but i am conserved w/ this idea cuz stock 8670D performs better.


You can't xfire with any 7xxx series as they use GCN, unlike the iGPUs in trinity/Richland.
August 14, 2013 5:51:51 PM

kirilmatthew said:
Depends on your budget: what are you looking to spend on your GPU? And what PSU do you have?


I'm looking to spend $120 or less on the GPU and my PSU is a Seasonic 430W S12 II Bronze.(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

(P.S. sorry for the late reply, I had to run some errands)

Edit: Let me rephrase that. I would like to spend $50-$70 on the GPU, but I could go up to a max of $120 if needed.
August 14, 2013 5:57:35 PM

Maxime506 said:
There are rumors claiming that HD 8670D can cf w/ HD 7750 but officially AMD only indicates that the best choice is HD 6670.

Actually DG works in new games but it's reported that in some old games DG is worse that single gfx. I have no idea what games u'r playing and what settings u want. Did u buy a good 3rd CPU cooler? And what's the spec, brand and the model of ur PSU?

IMO u could OC the iGP and the CPU multiplier w/ a good air-cooling condition. Or try to OC the RAM to 2400, that may give u a boost and ur iGP may reach slightly over HD 7730 stock. If it's not enough u could go for a HD 6670 DDR5 gfx but i am conserved w/ this idea cuz stock 8670D performs better.


1. I am using the stock cooler ( I haven't had any heat problems)
2. I am mostly playing games that use the Source or Unity Engine. I would like to max out the settings at 1080p on Source (I'm currently using Med. Settings at 1080p) and as far as Unity goes I would like to be able to run it at 1080p without it stuttering like it does now.
3. My PSU is a Seasonic 430w S12 II Bronze (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

(sorry for replying so late, I had to run some errands)

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August 14, 2013 6:39:57 PM
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May I suggest, that, if u could get a good 3rd party cooler like Cooler Master 212 EVO, it should buy u another 500-600Mhz CPU freq overclock and can let ur iGP clock over 1Ghz(of course u should look for some course of how to tweak them up, there are tons of tutorial on Youtube or tomshardware forum) So if it's optimistic u could play these games on high by just buying a 30 bucks cooler. U could also try to tweak up the RAM clock (from 2133 to 2400) to gain better bandwidth, HD 8670D is quite sensitive on RAM speed.
August 14, 2013 7:09:18 PM

Maxime506 said:
May I suggest, that, if u could get a good 3rd party cooler like Cooler Master 212 EVO, it should buy u another 500-600Mhz CPU freq overclock and can let ur iGP clock over 1Ghz(of course u should look for some course of how to tweak them up, there are tons of tutorial on Youtube or tomshardware forum) So if it's optimistic u could play these games on high by just buying a 30 bucks cooler. U could also try to tweak up the RAM clock (from 2133 to 2400) to gain better bandwidth, HD 8670D is quite sensitive on RAM speed.


Ok I think I'll try that. Thanks :) 
August 16, 2013 10:41:54 AM

The HD 6570 and HD 6670 do pair with the A10. I suggest going for a stronger discrete GPU tho, like the HD 7790 or HD 7850, these should do the trick, especially if you are looking for a better gaming experience ;-)
August 17, 2013 4:57:10 PM

Warsam71 said:
The HD 6570 and HD 6670 do pair with the A10. I suggest going for a stronger discrete GPU tho, like the HD 7790 or HD 7850, these should do the trick, especially if you are looking for a better gaming experience ;-)


Yeah, after thinking about it a bit, I don't like the idea of overclocking my new CPU. I haven't overclocked anything before, and I don't want to take the chance of frying it. So, I think I'm just going to buy a dedicated GPU and ditch the idea of Dual Graphics altogether, since it sounds kind of weak, and that i could get a better experience for just a little more money. Thanks for the help :) 
October 3, 2013 9:48:48 AM

Warsam71 said:
The HD 6570 and HD 6670 do pair with the A10. I suggest going for a stronger discrete GPU tho, like the HD 7790 or HD 7850, these should do the trick, especially if you are looking for a better gaming experience ;-)


Just built one of these.

A10 6800K on Gigabyte mITX with 8gb 2133 + Gigabyte 6670
Bumped Win8 GPU performance index from 4.2 to 6.4.

You must go into BIOS and FORCE internal GPU (not auto).

November 4, 2013 5:08:39 PM

Pat McSwain said:

Just built one of these.

A10 6800K on Gigabyte mITX with 8gb 2133 + Gigabyte 6670
Bumped Win8 GPU performance index from 4.2 to 6.4.

You must go into BIOS and FORCE internal GPU (not auto).


Actually i got 6,8 on windows aero and 6,8 3D Work as well with only the A10 6800K.
I have Asus F2A85-V Pro motherboard and running 16gigs of Corsair (2133Mhz, Cl11) RAM.
Hope you got the right drivers!
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