1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Dual Graphics or Single GPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ferrerj003, Jan 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ferrerj003

    ferrerj003 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Hi, I have recently had a computer built for me with the AMD A10 5800K APU. Not knowing the limits of the dual graphics/crossfire compatibility, I installed a XFX radeon 6850 GPU. So now the APU's graphics are disabled and I'm only using the GPU because they are not compatiable. The latest GPU that is compatible with my processor is the Radeon 6670. So i'm wondering which would perform better for gaming, one XFX 6850 or my APU + Radeon 6670 dual graphics/crossfire. Thanks!
     
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    7,571
    First Name:
    Jim
    Depends on the motherboard. Many motherboards disable the onboard gpu when a video card is installed. With that said, assuming you can use the onboard gpu and a video card at the same time, you are limited by the slowest chipset when running sli or crossfire. And the recommendation is typically to use two of the same cards, as mixing chipsets often doesn't work.
     
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,910
    First Name:
    Rob
    The Radeon HD 6850 is by far the better gaming solution, forget that you ever had an integrated GPU.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1085490

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice