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A10-5800k with Asus 6670 (guild wars 2)

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October 9, 2012 5:06:34 PM

A10-5800k with Asus 6670

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So I was wondering if this combo can run Guild Wars 2 at 60+fps or very well.

My biggest concern is that the a10-5800k doesnt have L3 Caches, but I have a 1GB DDR5 6670 and the apu with crossfire with that card.

I am trying to keep cpu~motherboard~ram under $200, and with this apu I can

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I kinda want the GPU crossfire, so I dont have to buy a new GPU, but if the lack of L3 makes Guild Wars 2 run at 40 fps I wont be to happy

Any other suggestions would be nice!

I am considering the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE due to the "true quad -core" and 6MB of L3 Cache

Gaming at 1920x1080
I understand both cpus use different boards, but its not an issue I can get a cheap motherboard cause its AMD
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October 9, 2012 5:41:10 PM

Level 3 cache does't really matter as you're comparing CPU's with entirely different archetectures.The CPU part of the 5800K is just as good as the Phenom II 965 at gaming.And with the added bonus of hybrid crossfire it becomes a much better choice.
And according to this benchmark.
You should be able to play guild wars 2 quite well even if the game doesn't support Hybrid Crossfire.
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October 9, 2012 6:58:01 PM

Some research on the topic ...

Review: AMD A10-5800K Dual Graphics evaluation

Seems like dual graphics (the A10's GPU + 6670) sometimes doesn't scale at all, as it's just as fast as the 6670 on it's own. This seems to be dependent on the game and how it scales with CrossFire.

Most of the time you are better of with a more powerful GPU than going with some lame CrossFire/SLI combo.

I'd only get the A10 if I wanted to use it's integrated graphics and just them.