Hello everyone. I am wondering if the amd a10 5800k is good for gaming. If I use its integrated graphics what fps will i get on gta 4 or crysis? And will it bottleneck graphics cards? Also what graphics card would let it max games?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. It is a quad core.
Once again it comes down to the games you are playing and the resolution you are playing at. Like anything you get what you pay for. If you want to play games like Crysis, BF3, the latest COD at 1920X1080 or higher and you want to get good frame rates you are going to have to get a good videocard. A 7950/7970 or GTX 670 will play pretty much any of todays most demanding games with good frame rates.
The integrated Radeon HD 7760D in the A10-5800k is pretty powerful for an integrated graphics core I suppose, but it pales in comparison to a real desktop graphics card. Even an inexpensive graphics card.
That graphics core is basically a little faster than the Radeon HD 5570 and a decent amount slower than a Radeon HD 6570. You can Google around for benchmarks of those cards. Basically the Radeon HD 7660D is good enough for 1366x768 @ medium graphics quality for most games that are not graphically intensive.
AMD's Trinity APUs can be Hybrid Crossfired with inexpensive graphics cards to provide better overall performance. However, Hybrid Crossfire only works with up to the Radeon HD 6670. Any faster Radeon card and the integrated graphics is automatically disabled. An nVidia card will also disable the integrated graphics. It is unknown if any Radeon HD 8000 series card will be compatible with Trinity's Hybrid Crossfire. AMD is expected to release the 3rd generation APU called Richland sometime this year.
I run an A10 5700 on about 1920 x 1200. The 5700 and 5800k both have the same graphics processor. Running the 5800k on 1920 x 1080 on medium settings will work fine, it just depends on how high the graphics intensity is of the game. Once again, with the graphics cards, too fast of a graphics card and your motherboard is the bottleneck, too slow, and the graphics card is the bottleneck. Right now I run World of Tanks on medium settings at 20fps avg with the 5700. The 5800k is capable of running Gta4 and crysis, just at medium settings (though it is a bit laggy) with a 1920 x 1080 resolution (maybe even low settings).