My laptop has an APU and a dedicated card that run in crossfire. I'm happy with it, it runs games as good as I'd ever expect a laptop to. --- AMD A10 5757M @ 2.5GHz | Radeon 8750M 2GB | Samsung Evo 1TB SSD | 8GB DDR3-1600 | Windows 8
My laptop has an APU and a dedicated card that run in crossfire. I'm happy with it, it runs games as good as I'd ever expect a laptop to.
You don't gain any performance from crossfiring with an APU and it just bogs down your performance in real world use. I suggest using the dedicated GPU in the laptop instead. I know because I use one myself. --- When I'm Miqo'te http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3LGf9SSWrU
They're pretty good for what you're paying. However, I'd say don't bother if you're going to use a dedicated GPU. --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero
The CPU part is worse than a Core i3, but the GPU part is better than any of Intel's iGPU offerings and they consume more power. It won't replace a dedicated GPU for gaming though so if you plan on going that route, get an i3 or i5 --- i7 3770 | 8GB | Agility3 120GB SSD | 2TB HD | HD5850 | HX520w | CM Centurion 5
For the money, they're great. Also good for super small form factor builds. Naturally, a proper dedicated GPU will beat them easily, but for the price they're good. --- If brute force doesn't fix the problem, you're not using enough of it.
The CPU part is worse than a Core i3, but the GPU part is better than any of Intel's iGPU offerings and they consume more power. It won't replace a dedicated GPU for gaming though so if you plan on going that route, get an i3 or i5
Actually, the HD 4600 performs 70-90% as well as the A10-6800k's GPU depending on the game. The HD5200 is twice as powerful. The HD5200 isn't a readily available part though, it's only in really high end ultrabooks. Though Gigabyte is releasing an HD5200 based mini desktop in the $400-500 range. --- Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
If you intend to get a discrete GPU later on, it's best going with an Intel CPU. AMD's current APUs are too slow to fully utilize a high-end GPU. --- Super Mario Kart is the single best Mario Kart ever!
CPU: Average. They're similar to most other AMD quad cores.
GPU: Surprisingly good for integrated, and equal to entry level GPUs. Obviously they're not great, and similar to the low end of the spectrum of GPU tech out there, but you can game on them at a playable framerate mostly given you lower settings enough. To be fair, in February they're releasing a new one with graphical power that's supposed to be similar to a 7750....which really is not that bad at all. --- Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 8 GB DDR3 | HD 5850 | 1 TB HDD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900 Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HDD | W7 | 1366x768