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Dual Graphics or Single GPU?

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

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  1. ferrerj003

    ferrerj003 Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2012
    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


    May 12, 2011
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    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

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    Dec 26, 2002
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    The Radeon HD 6850 is by far the better gaming solution, forget that you ever had an integrated GPU.
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