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FM2 Motherboards

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December 4, 2012 7:27:01 AM

Im just curious on why would FM2 Motherboard manufacturers include several PCIe slots if :fou:  :

1. APU can only be paired on a certain series of graphic cards to get better performance
2. that the APU is not ideal to use with a discrete graphic cards

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a b V Motherboard
December 4, 2012 7:31:10 AM

1. APU's you are right can only be paired with certain graphic cards however, that being said once you get beyond the 200 dollar range you will have far better performance with a discrete graphics card then trying to match it with a card to get there duel graphics configuration.

2. Its not ideal mainly because if you had plans to go with a discrete card you would go and get a different platform whether it was a AMD FX or Intel i5 you would get something else. They are directed at a completely different audience for people who just want a onboard graphics card and a system that works a very entry level gaming machine.
December 7, 2012 4:20:16 AM

if their main concern was to target those people who are only after the onboard graphics then why would they include extra PCIe? I mean, it should have a purpose right? so FM2 A85 series of mobos that has several PCIe slots are useless.
a b V Motherboard
December 7, 2012 5:36:17 AM

Well lets look at the a10 for example it provides a decent graphic experience and is a quad core but if someone turns around and wants a graphics card its a little hard to just say no we won't allow dedicated graphics card I believe its there so that people would still look to graphic cards if they wanted them.