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A10 Trinity Crossfire vs HD 7770

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January 2, 2013 5:44:03 PM

Hey guys, first time poster here. I'm wondering, which is better, a crossfire setup with a10 apu and a gddr5 hd radeon 6670, or a pentium G860 sandy bridge and a radeon 7770. Which one is better and run games better? They are both around $200. Thanks!
January 2, 2013 7:01:23 PM

The intel G860 and hd 7770 will proform much better.
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January 2, 2013 7:16:41 PM

Yeah, the crossfire doesn't work in all games and even when it does, the 7770 still performs better.
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January 17, 2013 8:38:44 PM

Incorrect. These guys seem to not own an A10 APU and has never crossfired with the 6670d. I would like to tell you that in most games, the A10 alone will be able to run on Med to High settings. Crossfire with the 6670, and it runs every single game on High settings. For gaming and every day things, u are better off with the A10+6670. Trust me. I own both and I'm not just talking out of my a$$.
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January 18, 2013 11:12:52 AM

The Radeon HD 6670 + the A10's iGPU will probably be at best as powerful as a Radeon HD 7750. It is definitely less powerful than a Radeon HD 7770. I would skip crossfiring altogether because:

1. Only works with the Radeon HD 6xxx and HD 7xxx series and only up to the Radeon HD 6670 / HD 7670 (same card as the HD 6670, but only sold to OEMs)
2. The Radeon HD 8xxx is coming this year. Unknown if it will be compatible with Trinity APUs for crossfire.
3. Not all games will benefit from crossfire (or SLI). They must be designed to do so.
4. The Radeon HD 7770 is definitely more powerful.

Is the Radeon HD 7770 capable of playing every single game with high settings? That depends on the game itself and the resolution. See link below for some benchmarks; again the Radeon HD 6670 + the A10's iGPU is probably somewhat close to a Radeon HD 7750 in performance.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7770_Vap...
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January 18, 2013 11:33:25 AM

I forgot to mention that the above benchmarks is based on a rig with an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.7 GHz so you may get lower performance with an A10.
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