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Amd A8-5500 graphic card upgrade?

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July 5, 2014 7:00:17 PM

Hi everyone, I'm a complete noob when it comes to pc parts. I have this A8 apu with integrated Radeon 8570d graphics card. I don't have the pc with me right now so I have to ask, can I remove that card and replace with a newer card? I remember someone said you can't remove anything in Amd apu.

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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:07:35 PM

No, you cant. The GPU and the CPU are both on the same die (chip).
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July 5, 2014 7:07:48 PM

you mean another processor ( apu ) or put a discreet graphics card in?
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July 5, 2014 7:12:24 PM

Sorry, I remember nothing is removable. My question is can I buy a new graphic card and put it in there? I don't know how it works though. Is there enough space or another slot for new graphics card?
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July 5, 2014 7:15:47 PM

what board do you have?

what is your budget?
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July 5, 2014 7:18:45 PM

AMD A55

I've already picked a card to buy.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:18:57 PM

Depends on your motherboard AND power supply, those two are most important. The case and your budget are important too.
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July 5, 2014 7:19:42 PM

swifty_morgan said:
what board do you have?

what is your budget?


AMD A55

I've already picked a card to buy.

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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:20:11 PM

doom_giver said:
AMD A55

I've already picked a card to buy.


Who makes your motherboard, what is the exact model number? Also how many watts is your Power Supply and what brand.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:21:43 PM

doom_giver said:
swifty_morgan said:
what board do you have?

what is your budget?


AMD A55

I've already picked a card to buy.



What card?
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July 5, 2014 7:24:10 PM

It's an ASUS desktop I don't know model number or what brands they use sorry. I'm gonna buy R7 250 and a 600w psu. If it is possible to put them on the motherboard ofc.

I think psu on board is 300w and not possible to remove.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:30:22 PM

Well sorry, we can't help you without the model of your motherboard, or pc at least ofc.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 7:40:46 PM

Doesn't list the MOBO on ASUS website.
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July 5, 2014 7:48:33 PM

yes, you can put a 250 on that board. ............ it also looks like you can replace the power supply if needed.
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July 5, 2014 7:51:32 PM

swifty_morgan said:
yes, you can put a 250 on that board. ............ it also looks like you can replace the power supply if needed.


I've just found youtube videos where people explain how to crossfire etc. Do you think higher model cards will work with A8-6500 ? There is a website that says almost all of the cards are compatible: http://www.pc-specs.com/cpu/AMD/APU_Family/APU_A8-6600K...

If so, I might buy R9 270
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July 5, 2014 8:04:03 PM

Ok, I've learned how to crossfire but is it possible to just use the new discrete card and turn off the integrated card? I wanna use the new card alone, without crossfiring. Maybe some setting in the bios to turn off?
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July 5, 2014 8:12:30 PM

cross fire would be better where it works............. but you can run on the discreet card alone, yes........... might not have to touch BIOS at all. I don't know.
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July 5, 2014 8:21:48 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I can't change my apu because I have this computer already for a few years. I was gonna buy a new gaming pc but I've learned about the crossfire stuff and I'm very excited lol :D  I think a R9 270 will work just fine. Probably not as good as with better CPU's but still...
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