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Old 02-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #16
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

You can run the 6850 with the onboard video in crossfire right? I'm not up on this chipset but for what the guys are building here, this might be the way to go for my wifes rig....don't forget pictures...Congrats!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #18
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

It is stated by AMD that up to and including the 6770 is compatible.

Some have stated that the 6850 is working in xfire.

Also, they're promoting a CPU/GPU combo deal with those very components...
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #19
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

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just wondering, why start with the discreet gpu and then enable the on-board? Before I read your post, I was planning on doing it the other way around, i.e. start with the on-board gpu and then add the discreet gpu.
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you....

One of "those days" at work and am just getting home....

Your way is actually probably better Peter....and when you pop the discrete card in-----it may auto recognize so you wouldn't have to worry about BIOS settings later.

If the discrete changes the BIOS to onboard default of disabled....you can just go back and set it the way I did....
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #20
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

All my research I did on the net talked about the highest card that would do Hybrid Crossfire/Dual Graphics with the A8 was an HD 6670....

This is what I found straight off the AMD site http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...aphics.aspx#/3

Where are you guys seeing that a 6850 can work....or even HD 6770

A 6850 is a pretty high level card to match with an A8

Exiciting if it would.....

Can you guys show me what you found that states those higher cards will work??
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #21
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

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Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you....

One of "those days" at work and am just getting home....

Your way is actually probably better Peter....and when you pop the discrete card in-----it may auto recognize so you wouldn't have to worry about BIOS settings later.

If the discrete changes the BIOS to onboard default of disabled....you can just go back and set it the way I did....
Thanks John. That makes sense.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #22
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

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All my research [I] did on the net talked about the highest card that would do Hybrid Crossfire/Dual Graphics with the A8 was an HD 6670....

This is what I found straight off the AMD site http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...aphics.aspx#/3

Where are you guys seeing that a 6850 can work....or even HD 6770

A 6850 is a pretty high level card to match with an A8

Exiciting if it would.....

Can you guys show me what you found that states those higher cards will work??
I have not seen that. I saw the same as you. 6670.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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Re: AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs

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Can you guys show me what you found that states those higher cards will work??
Yeah I have search and I found two posts that say the A8 will xfire with the 6850.

However, neither of them produce any images or anything that verify the statements.

After taking another look at the A8, I'm going to go with different processor. The lack of L3 cache is the deciding factor...
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