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Questions regarding AMD Llano

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February 6, 2012 9:50:12 PM

Hey all,

So I have some questions regarding AMD Llano. I have personally not upgraded a computer in quite some time, so I am very behind in technology

I'm picking up a system from a co-worker this week, and I was looking for some general questions to be answered!

http://www.frys.com/product/6677074 (AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1)
http://www.frys.com/product/6630864 (ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16)
http://www.frys.com/product/6708295 (ASUS F1A75-M AMD A75 FM1 Motherboard)

Above is the base of the system, including the APU, Motherboard and the Graphics Card. My Co-Worker says that the APU is CrossFired with the Video Card.

1) For gaming - what kind of performance should this give me? (In terms of future games, and past games - I plan on playing Diablo 3 and TERA Online, as well as some older games)
2) If it's not upto par (and maybe for good keeping) -- Could anyone provide me with a list of compatible graphics cards, that will crossfire with my APU? I'm buying the system for a pretty good price - and may be interested in purchasing a different video card!



For now, that's all the questions I have. Others may come up, but if I could get those answered that would be fantastic

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February 6, 2012 9:56:02 PM

1 it would be depending on resolution the HD6670 is the most powerful card that you can CF with the APU but I doubt it will reach the potential of HD6770 for gaming.
2 any card from HD6850 (no crossfire) and up surly would be more powerful than the current CF setup.
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February 6, 2012 9:59:41 PM

appreciate the reply :) 
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February 6, 2012 10:14:38 PM

Rolli is right, a single GPU above a 6850 will give you better FPS. From personnel experience these chips play DX11 games really well O.Ced, you can expect high settings and above 30 FPS in all games. IN DX9 they stink and DX10 it is a soso. The next batch will have Radeon 7000 series graphics and base clocks above 3ghz that should be a nice improvement for the same price.

Here is a decent review if you wish to check it out.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
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February 6, 2012 10:21:04 PM

And if I am understanding correctly, anything above a 6850 wouldn't be compatible to crossfire with the Llano?

Would this mean that the APU would be pointless to have (if upgrading to a better graphics card)?
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February 6, 2012 10:27:21 PM

ItsGopher said:
And if I am understanding correctly, anything above a 6850 wouldn't be compatible to crossfire with the Llano?

Would this mean that the APU would be pointless to have (if upgrading to a better graphics card)?

Pretty much! They are great for HTPC with some gaming capability but do nothing for gaming performance with upper midrange and up discrete cards.
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February 6, 2012 10:27:25 PM

6670 is the most powerful card you can use in crossfire with the APU. Going higher will disable the onboard graphics.

the 6670 crossfired with the APU will give performance similar to the 6790 on dx 11 titles but the onboard graphics will be disabled on dx10 or lower games but these games should still run on a 6670 decently well.

I think it is a decent system and should be able to play the games you listed as well as gaming coming out as long as you don't expect max settings.
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February 6, 2012 10:30:53 PM

Yeah, I'm definitely not a 'max settings' kind of guy.

I definitely want it to look nice, but it's totally unnecessary :)  I'd like to be able to play on High settings, no shadows though.


I really appreciate all your guys' input!
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