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kaveri A10 vs. BFG GTS 250 1GB (4 yr old)

I have a 7 yr old asus M2N-E motherboard with 4gb ram and athlon 64 x2 2200+ with a 1gb bfg GTS 250 graphic card.
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Would a new fm2+ board with an A10-6800K be equivalent with graphics as that or better?
(I use ADOBE illustrator and photoshop and AUTOCAD...(NO GAMING...EVER)
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would the new a10 kaveri be better ?
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  1. A10 far superior !
  2. How about if I go with the cheaper a10-6800k?
    Is that still better?
  3. it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo
  4. lmaonade200 said:
    it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo


    This is what i bought so far maybe you can tell me if I'm doing it right.
    I'm taking my 6 yr old 500w power source from old computer.
    A cougar case
    2 x 64 g SanDisk ssd . One to boot from and one for storage.
    2 x 4gb 1866 ddr3 ram (g.skill)
    Blu ray player
    Fans from old computer.
    I just need motherboard and cpu I guess
  5. davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo


    This is what i bought so far maybe you can tell me if I'm doing it right.
    I'm taking my 6 yr old 500w power source from old computer.
    A cougar case
    2 x 64 g SanDisk ssd . One to boot from and one for storage.
    2 x 4gb 1866 ddr3 ram (g.skill)
    Blu ray player
    Fans from old computer.
    I just need motherboard and cpu I guess



    looks pretty good, though what brand is the PSU? A 6 year old one sounds dangerous but honestly it should be fine.
    the RAM looks nice also, pretty fast and from a reliable company.

    the CPU uses FM2+ chipset motherboards, the kaveri's just came out today, the best one, the 7850k, can be found for 180 bucks I believe, while the A10 7700k and lower are 160 and below.
  6. lmaonade200 said:
    davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo


    This is what i bought so far maybe you can tell me if I'm doing it right.
    I'm taking my 6 yr old 500w power source from old computer.
    A cougar case
    2 x 64 g SanDisk ssd . One to boot from and one for storage.
    2 x 4gb 1866 ddr3 ram (g.skill)
    Blu ray player
    Fans from old computer.
    I just need motherboard and cpu I guess



    looks pretty good, though what brand is the PSU? A 6 year old one sounds dangerous but honestly it should be fine.
    the RAM looks nice also, pretty fast and from a reliable company.

    the CPU uses FM2+ chipset motherboards, the kaveri's just came out today, the best one, the 7850k, can be found for 180 bucks I believe, while the A10 7700k and lower are 160 and below.


    Alright a10 kaveri it is. Can I get a gigabyte $75 fm2+ motherboard or I need a 100+ board to maximize kaveri?
  7. davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo


    This is what i bought so far maybe you can tell me if I'm doing it right.
    I'm taking my 6 yr old 500w power source from old computer.
    A cougar case
    2 x 64 g SanDisk ssd . One to boot from and one for storage.
    2 x 4gb 1866 ddr3 ram (g.skill)
    Blu ray player
    Fans from old computer.
    I just need motherboard and cpu I guess



    looks pretty good, though what brand is the PSU? A 6 year old one sounds dangerous but honestly it should be fine.
    the RAM looks nice also, pretty fast and from a reliable company.

    the CPU uses FM2+ chipset motherboards, the kaveri's just came out today, the best one, the 7850k, can be found for 180 bucks I believe, while the A10 7700k and lower are 160 and below.


    Alright a10 kaveri it is. Can I get a gigabyte $75 fm2+ motherboard or I need a 100+ board to maximize kaveri?


    you won't need a terribly good board, gigabyte is a sound company and will be good enough I think, if you're thinking of overclocking consider getting a nice and cheap air CPU cooler, if not then stock heatsink and fan will do nicely
  8. Best answer
    $180 for Kaveri? That is crazy. FX 6300 and an R7 240 would be a better combo for about $5 less. Not to mention not having your graphics eating up system memory to function.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 240 2GB Video Card ($65.38 @ Newegg)
    Total: $175.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 16:05 EST-0500)
  9. lmaonade200 said:
    davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    davio said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    it's still better but kaveri APUs have some much improved features over it (steamroller microarchitecture used in its CPU cores), and the first of APUs to feature HSA, which in a nutshell allows both the CPU and the GPU parts to work in tandem to complete tasks, which means that the APU as a whole will be far stronger than the sum of its individual parts.

    VERY useful for the work related applications you are looking for imo, the A10 6800k would still be better but Kaveri APUs will be miles ahead imo


    This is what i bought so far maybe you can tell me if I'm doing it right.
    I'm taking my 6 yr old 500w power source from old computer.
    A cougar case
    2 x 64 g SanDisk ssd . One to boot from and one for storage.
    2 x 4gb 1866 ddr3 ram (g.skill)
    Blu ray player
    Fans from old computer.
    I just need motherboard and cpu I guess



    looks pretty good, though what brand is the PSU? A 6 year old one sounds dangerous but honestly it should be fine.
    the RAM looks nice also, pretty fast and from a reliable company.

    the CPU uses FM2+ chipset motherboards, the kaveri's just came out today, the best one, the 7850k, can be found for 180 bucks I believe, while the A10 7700k and lower are 160 and below.


    Alright a10 kaveri it is. Can I get a gigabyte $75 fm2+ motherboard or I need a 100+ board to maximize kaveri?


    you won't need a terribly good board, gigabyte is a sound company and will be good enough I think, if you're thinking of overclocking consider getting a nice and cheap air CPU cooler, if not then stock heatsink and fan will do nicely

    Alright thanks
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