Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 3 Oct 2012.
Brief details from the ExpertReviews review
I wish AMD would stop failing.
Others have already pointed out what I was going to in response to the earlier posts about AMD being "underhanded".
I'm tempted, but I'm not totally sold. Might be fun to get an ITX system and do something with that, though. It'd make a nice HTPC/low-power gamer...
Would also be very interested in detailed OpenCL benches.
Hasn't anyone noticed? This is surely just a strategy to keep selling the old HD6670...
What makes you think that ?
I think they crossfired a HD 6670 with the onboard at tomshardware
At scan I can buy the chip, no motherboards to put it in!
Trinity IGP is based on VLIW4 architecture (i.e. HD6000) and not on GCN (i.e. HD7000). That's why you can't xFire it with HD7000 series. GCN is due to be used in Kaveri, the 3rd gen APU (with up to 512 SP).
My nephew needs a cheap gaming PC but still wants to play modern shooters, etc.
I could buy this:
A10 + 6670 in hybrid crossfire and FM2 board (£215 approx)
i3-2120 + B75 board + 7750 (£223 approx)
Would the A10 work out better here?
I'd go for i3 + 7750. xFire is not supported by all games and can end up with worse performances than with a single card.
get the pentium G850 and put the extra 30 - 40 quid towards getting a 7850 - if he games you need GPU GPU GPU...
was going to add this same advise.
The people that buy these low end systems are quite likely to be the same people who were buying Atom/Brazos and crappy old celerons and quite happy doing photo editing with those chips having never seen a benchmark.
Although probably better that's still around £40 more than the A10 option. Depending on how generous his parents are feeling it might not be an option.
MSI H61 mATX + Pentium G860 + MSI HD7850 = £220 (VAT incl.)
I've got my proposed build planned out - comes in at just shy of £450, including an £80 case, £50 PSU, £55 120GB SSD ('cos why not) and 16GB of CL9 1,866MHz RAM. Should make for a tasty little upgrade, if I can ever afford it...
Seems not really worth to overclock this one, does it? The performance gain is really small, compared to an even higher power draw.
I'm going for roughly the same but with 2400MHz ram and A10-5700. Scratch case design incoming, with DIY DAC and DIY power amp inside .... muMetal shielding planned too
I think AMD would have been better having an option for a seperate channel for graphics memory. For a modern cpu 1600Mhz is plenty, but for a gpu faster is better. ( currently 8 gb of 1600mhz ddr3 is Â£31 - 8 GB of 2133 is Â£47 - at the value end of the scale it is noticable )
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