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A8 with Gtx 550ti?

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August 14, 2012 6:38:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a8+Gtx+550t...

I saw some videos with this combo, is this a good combo? Can they crossfire? I'm getting the 6670 to crossfire with my a8-3870k and the 6670 hasn't shipped yet, should I get the 550ti instead?

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a c 146 U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 11:28:37 AM

Crossfire is an AMD only concept (just as SLI is an NVidia only concept). You cannot utilize a mix of the two in conjunction with each other. Stick with the HD6670. The videos you've linked are either only using the 550ti for graphics or using the A8 graphic capabilities and the 550ti for PhysX capabilities.

-Wolf sends
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August 14, 2012 9:21:43 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Crossfire is an AMD only concept (just as SLI is an NVidia only concept). You cannot utilize a mix of the two in conjunction with each other. Stick with the HD6670. The videos you've linked are either only using the 550ti for graphics or using the A8 graphic capabilities and the 550ti for PhysX capabilities.

-Wolf sends

What's PhysX capabilites? So the 550ti with A8 isn't recommended?
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a c 146 U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 9:28:34 PM

Google is your friend. Essentially, PhysX capabilities is supposed to provide more life-like animations. Again, unless you're looking for PhysX, then the 550ti will not work in conjunction with the A8.

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August 14, 2012 9:30:21 PM

PhysX is run by Nvidia it's suppose to make explosions and stuff look better but theres only like 15 games out there that support it. It's mostly just a gimak. As far as a new GPU, your A8 is a little weak, but looking at cards less than $150 probably won't cause a bottle neck. If you want to go the Nvidia route, a 550Ti is not a good buy at all. A 460, will greatly outperform that card for pretty much the same price.
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August 15, 2012 12:31:40 AM

mace200200 said:
PhysX is run by Nvidia it's suppose to make explosions and stuff look better but theres only like 15 games out there that support it. It's mostly just a gimak. As far as a new GPU, your A8 is a little weak, but looking at cards less than $150 probably won't cause a bottle neck. If you want to go the Nvidia route, a 550Ti is not a good buy at all. A 460, will greatly outperform that card for pretty much the same price.

So what if I did A8 with the 460? The 460 is 95$ only.

Actually, 460 takes 160w :(  too much for a 400w antec psu right?

What's the best gpu that would go good with a8 my psu can handle?

here's my psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 146 U Graphics card
August 15, 2012 1:41:49 AM

If you're dead set on using a discrete graphics card, then I don't see any reason to go with an A8 APU. There are only three graphic cards that you can pair with an A8 APU for enhanced graphics performance. They are the HD6670, HD6570, and HD6450. No other card can be pair with the A8 APU (except for the afore-mentioned PhysX setup with an NVidia card).

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August 15, 2012 1:47:34 AM

Using the following PS calculator with an A8-3850 and GTX 460 1GB, I get a recommended 400W power supply (350W min)....so it's a tight fit for your 400W Antec power supply. No OCing allowed.

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

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August 15, 2012 3:47:25 AM

DavidY said:
Using the following PS calculator with an A8-3850 and GTX 460 1GB, I get a recommended 400W power supply (350W min)....so it's a tight fit for your 400W Antec power supply. No OCing allowed.

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Dave

I was going to return my A8 and mobo to go with the 965 be and 5770 but then the psu calculator showed recommended 352w and some people told me the psu calculators aren't reliable and you should have at least 100w more than the psu recommends.

@above, I just got the apu because before I was going to build a 300$ pc and this apu was only 80 bucks no shipping, but then later on after I actually built it, I stretched my budget to 400$ to get the 6670 and an after market heatsink.
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August 15, 2012 4:22:07 AM

DON'T GET A 550ti! It is the dumbest graphics card in my opinion. Get a 560se it has much better performance and is literally the same price.
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August 15, 2012 5:13:28 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
DON'T GET A 550ti! It is the dumbest graphics card in my opinion. Get a 560se it has much better performance and is literally the same price.

Thanks, I'll get that next year when I upgrade my pc :)  I got the 6670 already.
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August 15, 2012 5:59:16 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
DON'T GET A 550ti! It is the dumbest graphics card in my opinion. Get a 560se it has much better performance and is literally the same price.

The 560 SE actually performs WORSE than the 550ti, neither of these cards are worth buying. For around $125, a gtx 460 is really the way to go.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/542?vs=541
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