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December 5, 2012 5:11:56 PM

So I have a AMD A10 5800K and currently using the on board GPU

Doesn't seem to be cutting it for Diablo 3, I am only getting 30/40 FPS with it all on low at 1280x720

Do you think adding a HD 6670 will improve my performance?

I am not looking to run every game on MAX but I wanted to at least run Diaablo 3 on medium at 1080p

Will any HD 6670 work? Will I see improvement?


December 5, 2012 6:56:04 PM

Does it matter which 6670 I go for? I was going to get Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5

Also how do you enable it to run in dual mode, or will it automatically do it for me?

Thanks for your reply
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December 5, 2012 7:47:18 PM

"For those who require more graphics performance, adding a HD 6670 to the mix will enable Hybrid Crossfire giving upto approx 80% additional performance in modern gaming titles, making this new platform viable for entry level gaming machines that can play the latest gaming titles."

This is what it says on for the description when I bought the CPU
December 5, 2012 8:32:54 PM

Look at k1114 post a 6670 alone (not CF'ed) would meet you needs alone plus the version you looking has GDDR5 (which is better than ddr3) which is faster than than the one listed in the chart K1114 linked. So a HD 6670 will work great for you needs CF or not.
December 5, 2012 8:44:51 PM

Okay thanks

But I would still like to CF, how would I do that once I have the card installed?
December 5, 2012 8:48:43 PM

When you have the card installed in the computer and the drivers installed. Go into the CCC and in there should be an option to turn on (usually enabled right away) xfire.
December 5, 2012 8:52:22 PM

It's bridgeless. You just go into the driver and go under the crossfire tab and enable it. If it's not available then either you aren't compatible or have a driver / hardware issue. Otherwise just click the check box.
December 5, 2012 9:08:06 PM

Thanks to all

Great help
December 5, 2012 9:09:20 PM

I don't think DIII is compatible with dual graphics, most dx9 games are not
December 5, 2012 9:17:56 PM

Well if it makes it run better then it does now I will be happy!
December 5, 2012 10:23:23 PM

Just wondering what ram are you using, and would u be willing to overclock your a10? It can get to 6670 ddr3 speeds.
December 5, 2012 10:32:05 PM

shellls45 said:
Just wondering what ram are you using, and would u be willing to overclock your a10? It can get to 6670 ddr3 speeds.

yeah, those apus respond quite nicely to ram speed increases, obviously they are being bottlenecked by memory bandwidth..
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/29478-how-%E2%82%AC35...

edit though maybe not quite as well to fullfill the OPs wishes :) 
December 5, 2012 11:14:28 PM

I am using Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB DDR3 PC3-17000C11 2133MHz

Not a fan of overclocking, not sure how to do it and might mess it up.
December 5, 2012 11:50:05 PM

There are plenty of guides out there for overclocking, you could even do it without raising voltages. Also, what is your UMA frame buffer size??
December 6, 2012 4:12:31 AM

D3 does support dual graphics/crossfire.
December 9, 2012 6:11:08 PM

Hey !

Gonna build one of these for Christmas ... let me know how the CF works out.

Thanks and I'll be hoping for your success !!
December 23, 2012 9:45:12 PM

I have the exact same setup, the A10-5800K APU and dual graphics enabled with a RADEON HD6670 card. My advice is make sure that the games you play will be actually utilizing dual graphics. The game I play is dota2 and it DOES NOT use dual graphics, but most dx10 and dx11 games will use it. The performance increase is indeed up to 80% but like it say it is an entry level system, you would only be able to play smoothly on low to medium setting for more demanding games. Some games like dirt3 can be played at high with the dual graphics setup.
December 24, 2012 2:52:02 AM

otterzents said:
I have the exact same setup, the A10-5800K APU and dual graphics enabled with a RADEON HD6670 card. My advice is make sure that the games you play will be actually utilizing dual graphics. The game I play is dota2 and it DOES NOT use dual graphics, but most dx10 and dx11 games will use it. The performance increase is indeed up to 80% but like it say it is an entry level system, you would only be able to play smoothly on low to medium setting for more demanding games. Some games like dirt3 can be played at high with the dual graphics setup.

+1 on that
April 8, 2013 3:52:31 PM

what about games like Modern Warfare 3?
August 3, 2013 12:59:58 PM

wahl1234 said:
Does it matter which 6670 I go for? I was going to get Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5

Also how do you enable it to run in dual mode, or will it automatically do it for me?

Thanks for your reply

You can go into the BIOS, make the 6670 the primary GPU and then go to the AMD Control Panel and somewhere there should be CrossFireX options. In there, activate CrossFireX and your performance should be doubled!
October 12, 2013 12:35:45 PM

wahl1234 said:
So I have a AMD A10 5800K and currently using the on board GPU

Doesn't seem to be cutting it for Diablo 3, I am only getting 30/40 FPS with it all on low at 1280x720

Do you think adding a HD 6670 will improve my performance?

I am not looking to run every game on MAX but I wanted to at least run Diaablo 3 on medium at 1080p

Will any HD 6670 work? Will I see improvement?




http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphi...

AMD's website says that you'll see up to a 75% performance boost. I don't play diablo but I have an a10 with a 6670 and it plays BF3 beautifully, although I've never tried it without my discrete card installed so I have no way of quantifying the performance increase I get by having the discrete 6670.

In fact, if you click on the desktop tab, it specifically recommends the 6670
January 7, 2014 8:54:28 AM

From what I have found, you can run dual graphics (which is essentially the same as Crossfire) with certain APU processors linked with certain graphics cards (Radeon HD 6670 will work with A10-5800K). The A10-5800K can be setup with dual graphics from what I have seen. I have the A10-5800K, but haven't purchased a graphics card to try it for myself yet.

A couple things. This processor doesn't support GDDR5 speed unless perhaps you overclock it which I won't be doing. So, no need to buy a GDDR5 graphics card as the speed will be downgraded, anyways. Also, since it isn't technically crossfire, you might have to make some BIOS changes as opposed to simple Catalyst Control Center changes. A good video for how to set dual graphics up is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFAMmTDu_H0
January 7, 2014 1:18:12 PM

rlbMAX said:
From what I have found, you can run dual graphics (which is essentially the same as Crossfire) with certain APU processors linked with certain graphics cards (Radeon HD 6670 will work with A10-5800K). The A10-5800K can be setup with dual graphics from what I have seen. I have the A10-5800K, but haven't purchased a graphics card to try it for myself yet.

A couple things. This processor doesn't support GDDR5 speed unless perhaps you overclock it which I won't be doing. So, no need to buy a GDDR5 graphics card as the speed will be downgraded, anyways. Also, since it isn't technically crossfire, you might have to make some BIOS changes as opposed to simple Catalyst Control Center changes. A good video for how to set dual graphics up is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFAMmTDu_H0


1) This thread is 6 months old
2) You are wrong.
January 8, 2014 7:47:23 PM

shellls45 said:
rlbMAX said:
From what I have found, you can run dual graphics (which is essentially the same as Crossfire) with certain APU processors linked with certain graphics cards (Radeon HD 6670 will work with A10-5800K). The A10-5800K can be setup with dual graphics from what I have seen. I have the A10-5800K, but haven't purchased a graphics card to try it for myself yet.

A couple things. This processor doesn't support GDDR5 speed unless perhaps you overclock it which I won't be doing. So, no need to buy a GDDR5 graphics card as the speed will be downgraded, anyways. Also, since it isn't technically crossfire, you might have to make some BIOS changes as opposed to simple Catalyst Control Center changes. A good video for how to set dual graphics up is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFAMmTDu_H0


1) This thread is 6 months old
2) You are wrong.


1) Thanks for telling me if I was wrong, how I was wrong.
2) Thanks again for wasting the time just to say I was wrong... super helpful.
January 8, 2014 7:56:34 PM

Sorry, but no offense your time would be better used posting in threads that are not solved and one year old. :) 

Dual Graphics uses AFR. The two gpus alternate rendering frames to display. They do this independently without accessing each others graphics memory. Therefore your assertion about GDDR5 not being beneficial in dual graphics is incorrect. No bios changes are necessary besides making the iGPU the primary display adapter. I have used dual graphics in my system and it sucks btw. Micro-stutter is aweful.
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