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A10-6800k integrated v AMD Athlon II X4 750K with Sapphire Radeon HD 7750

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September 4, 2013 11:17:45 AM

Is option 2 worth the extra 20 quid for the separate graphics card and will I be limited to upgrading the CPU in the future if i choose the older Athlon II x 4??

Looking to play Battlefield 4, surf web and watch movies.

looking for a monitor 20" to 22" around a £100 budget.




a c 125 À AMD
September 4, 2013 11:47:09 AM

The "old Athlon" is actually the same Trinity chip family as the A10. Just with the on-die GPU disabled. AMD just resurrected the Athlon name for some reason.
Yes, the 2nd choice would be a better gamer than the 1st choice. The on-die GPU is nice, but the discrete card is better. And there is very little loss dropping to the slightly slower processor. The HD 7750 will be OK for gaming at 1080p with reduced settings. But if you end up with a lower rez monitor than 1920x1080 it will game much, much better.
September 19, 2013 7:19:30 AM

The a10 graphics can only handle gaming at medium on lower resolutions. The 7750 can usually handle 1080 on medium/high settings depending on the game.
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a c 118 À AMD
September 19, 2013 11:27:22 AM

As mentioned by clutch, the Athlon II X4 750k CPU is in fact a Trinity APU. The difference is that the integrated GPU has been deactivated, thus is sells for a lower price.

The reason why the iGPU was deactivated is likely due to it being defective. Therefore, AMD decided to rename them as Athlon II X4 CPUs rather than simply throwing them away.

You are better of going with the Athlon II X4 + Radeon HD 7750 combo. The A10-6800k iGPU Radeon HD 8670D is only as powerful as a Radeon HD 6670 with DDR3 RAM. To put it in perspective, the HD 8670D's / HD 6670 DDR3's performance is basically halfway between the desktop Radeon HD 5570 and the Radeon HD 5670. The Radeon HD 7750 is as powerful as the desktop Radeon HD 5770. That is a huge performance difference.
a c 118 À AMD
September 19, 2013 11:27:22 AM

As mentioned by clutch, the Athlon II X4 750k CPU is in fact a Trinity APU. The difference is that the integrated GPU has been deactivated, thus is sells for a lower price.

The reason why the iGPU was deactivated is likely due to it being defective. Therefore, AMD decided to rename them as Athlon II X4 CPUs rather than simply throwing them away.

You are better of going with the Athlon II X4 + Radeon HD 7750 combo. The A10-6800k iGPU Radeon HD 8670D is only as powerful as a Radeon HD 6670 with DDR3 RAM. To put it in perspective, the HD 8670D's / HD 6670 DDR3's performance is basically halfway between the desktop Radeon HD 5570 and the Radeon HD 5670. The Radeon HD 7750 is as powerful as the desktop Radeon HD 5770. That is a huge performance difference.
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