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What the differences between AMD's APU and FX processors?

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March 17, 2013 8:41:32 AM

Hello

What are the main differences between AMD's APU and FX processors?

How are the APU's with gaming and rendering 2D and 3D design?

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March 17, 2013 10:00:38 AM

An APU - a CPU with an integrated GPU inside of it. An APU is a very interesting idea because not only is it a cheap alternative if you can't afford a GPU, with an apu alone you can play games on medium/low settings, including modern games. Consider it as a brain and eyes. You can also crossfire the integrated graphics with another GPU installed onto the motherboard. An APU is a very beautiful creation, though in my opinion needs work to come to its "full potential". APUs cannot yet surpass a separate mid-high end CPU & GPU in rendering.

FX - The FX series are just CPUs. These are purely the brain of your motherboard and focus on nothing else but being the brain. The FX CPU can only "think" and not "see" like an APU can.

So compare the a10 and the 8350 alone in computing bench. The 8350 will always win in rendering/encoding/transcoding/etc.
But for a suitable comparison,
I would compare the A10 to be on par with the FX4300(no GPU), only it has an integrated GPU.
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March 17, 2013 10:27:22 AM

Yep the A10 is most similar to the FX4300 but with an on die GPU. Obviously the FX83X0 is up to twice as powerful in rendering.
March 17, 2013 3:10:04 PM

biopolar said:
An APU - a CPU with an integrated GPU inside of it. An APU is a very interesting idea because not only is it a cheap alternative if you can't afford a GPU, with an apu alone you can play games on medium/low settings, including modern games. Consider it as a brain and eyes. You can also crossfire the integrated graphics with another GPU installed onto the motherboard. An APU is a very beautiful creation, though in my opinion needs work to come to its "full potential". APUs cannot yet surpass a separate mid-high end CPU & GPU in rendering.

FX - The FX series are just CPUs. These are purely the brain of your motherboard and focus on nothing else but being the brain. The FX CPU can only "think" and not "see" like an APU can.

So compare the a10 and the 8350 alone in computing bench. The 8350 will always win in rendering/encoding/transcoding/etc.
But for a suitable comparison,
I would compare the A10 to be on par with the FX4300(no GPU), only it has an integrated GPU.


Ok Thank you I understand now.
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