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Switchable graphics Compatiblity: GTX 650 with APU A6 3500

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 13, 2013 8:41:15 AM

My existing system:
Board: Gigabyte GA A55mDS2
Processor: A6 3500 (IGP: 6530D)
Now, I plan on purchasing any one of the two cards below:
GTX 650
or, Radeon 7750
Now is there any chance the card not being compatible with my setup or cause driver related issues?
Will I be still able to use the auto switchable graphics between the APU and dedicated card?

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a b \ Driver
December 13, 2013 9:17:49 AM

Desktop graphics do not switch unless using virtu which I won't suggest. Either card will work and you won't want to use your igpu anyways.
December 13, 2013 9:29:54 AM

No switching! you mean the dedicated card will always be ON...even when I am not playing games or GPU intensive tasks, the dedicated card will keep on like a power consuming beast?
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a b \ Driver
December 13, 2013 1:31:05 PM

Idle, the 7750 uses 5w, the 650 is 6w. Browsing/movies/etc. may make it go to 10-15 or so. To mobile devices this small amount will matter for battery life, but for desktops it won't matter. That's hardly $5 for an entire year on your power bill.
December 13, 2013 6:46:42 PM

Oh that makes sense...but what about driver compatibility..I mean the nVDIA card OK with my APU and board?
a b \ Driver
December 13, 2013 6:59:58 PM

Cpu and gpu manufacturer doesn't matter.
December 14, 2013 1:51:54 AM

Allright then, and thank you for the effort