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A8 5600K+2x Radeon 6670

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January 20, 2013 5:15:38 PM

hey im building a new system and all the parts are already ordered but i only ordered 1x Radeon 6670 and my question is will Bf3,skyrim,far cry 3 work well on medium when i corssfire them or will i have to have 2x radeon 6670 for far cry to work well on medium or high?

My specs will be

AsRock fm2a75m-Dgs
AMD A8 5600K
1x8gb 1866 ram
500gb Sata III 7200rm Hard drive

Please help me as i have about £60 left and i heard that i can put 2x 6670 in to this build and my Gaming will be much better.

And also if you could please suggest a different motherboard if this is not a good one because i will be ordering it on Tuesday.

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January 20, 2013 5:53:15 PM

If you can get the A85X Extreme 4 from AsRock and the 2 6670's crossfired will be better than using dual graphics with the 5600k's
January 20, 2013 6:02:40 PM

Buying two 6670s will cost more than a 7770 and perform worse in a lot of games. You can't run dual graphics with 2 graphics cards, anyway.

If you can still return the 6670, I would do that and get a single more powerful card, like a 7770, 650 Ti, or 7850.
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January 20, 2013 6:56:45 PM

so will the 7770 work with this Processor and A85X Extreme 4? or fm2a75m?
January 20, 2013 7:03:08 PM

Sorry for double post but for far cry 3 and bf3 which one would be better and the cost don't matter
7770, 650 Ti, or 7850.?
January 20, 2013 7:11:53 PM

Yeah, but you won't use dual graphics. Which is fine, because a 6670 already barely benefits from crossfire with the APU.

As for what card, what resolution do you plan to play at? 7850 is most powerful but you might not notice if you are playing on a 1366x768 monitor for example.

Nvidia has a slight advantage in BF3, so the 650 TI performs almost the same as the 7850: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-g...

7850 is slightly ahead of the 650 Ti for Far Cry: http://kotaku.com/5965973/far-cry-3-pc-performance-test...

However, for most games, the 7850 is quite a bit ahead of the 650 Ti:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=680
January 20, 2013 7:49:23 PM

So the 7850 would be great for gaming and im playing on my 26" tv at the moment i play most games on 1280x768 but this is because i have a an old pc with the Geforce gt520 but my tv has resolutions of 1360x768 so what would you recommend best for playing games like far cry and bf3 and also some mmoprg's. i think the 7850 would be good as it's only abit worse in fc3 then in other games. but i will play fc3 for abit untill i finish the campaign so i will need the 7850 as it has more power over diffrent games so what do you think ?
January 20, 2013 7:51:32 PM

Sry agan for double post but
also i choose this CPU because it has integrated GPU so is there a better GPU then the a8 because i will not need the integrated gpu if i will have the 7850 or isit an ok card if im going to use it for the next 3-4 years?
January 20, 2013 8:53:01 PM

Do you have a budget in mind? It almost sounds like we are starting over.



January 20, 2013 9:52:56 PM

Well as i said i dont have any budged for the Graphics card as i bough everything and for the time being i will use the integrated card and if there should be a limit £150 would be the max to spend on the gpu and the motherboard yes i will buy the one you told me to buy as it costs 20 pounds more but is much beter
January 21, 2013 3:22:04 AM

the A8 and A10 processors are pretty good, but if you aren't using the integrated GPU, then an i3 or an FX-6300 would probably be a bit better for the money. Those require different motherboards, though. If exchange is possible, I would send the whole lot back and get a basic B75 or H77 based motherboard, 2x2 GB of inexpensive DDR3-1333, the cheapest i3 you can find and the 7850. That's going to be about the best gaming rig you could throw together for about what you spend here. If you can get a AMD 970 motherboard and a fx-6300 for cheaper, then go for that.

Also consider a 7850 needs a good quality power supply at about 450W or higher.

If you are "stuck" with the A8, it's not the worst choice in the world and it will at least game on low settings if you can't get the 7850 right now. The above i3 or fx-6300 won't game at all with integrated graphics.
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