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Old 02-18-12, 12:32 AM   #13
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Default Re: The HD-7700 Does'nt look to good unless it is a rummor

Here's what I want to know- will the 7770 pair with the A10 series of APUs?

I'm trying to build a new rig for a friend, but don't want to build anything yet with the A10 series of APUs just around the corner.

Right now he's using my old 4870 512MB, so this 7770 would be a definite step up in terms of performance, while consuming a significantly lower amount of electricity. Pair that with whatever GPU the top-end A10 APU has paired on it and you'd have a very strong performing system.

Guess we won't really know till the A10 APUs are here, but that's mostly what I'm concerned with.
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It has been said by Dave Baumann of AMD at Beyond 3D some time ago that the architectures do not have to be the same anymore, and that Trinity (VLIW4) will be designed to crossfire with low end 7000 series cards (GCN -7700). So yes, I believe the 7700 series is what they will be designed to be crossfired with, or more so, the cut down laptop versions.
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Sorry I think my info may be out of date. It's looking now like Trinity will be GCN based? It won't perform anywhere close to 7750, so the cfx may only be useful for notebook setups? Unless the earlier news about crossfiring with other architectures means using a 6670 or something to crossfire with trinity?
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Sorry I think my info may be out of date. It's looking now like Trinity will be GCN based? It won't perform anywhere close to 7750, so the cfx may only be useful for notebook setups? Unless the earlier news about crossfiring with other architectures means using a 6670 or something to crossfire with trinity?
I honestly am not sure what you're talking about...

I'm only concerned with the desktop, socket FM1, variants. Not notebook. I want to get an A10 APU and pair it with the highest-end GPU it can be paired with in CrossFire. Right now that'd be the 3870K with a Radeon HD 6670. Together, for somebody that isn't a graphics junkie, that'd be a fair combination. However with the 7-series just launching and the new batch of A10 APUs just around the corner I'd hate to build him a rig that for the same price if I'd just waited another month or two, would have doubled his performance potentially lasting him twice as long untill he'd have to upgrade.

I'm mostly curious what discrete GPU the A10 APUs will be able to pair with, and what GPU the A10 APUs will have integrated, and then how well the package as a whole will perform together. Likely wont know this till the products are available of course.
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Old 02-19-12, 11:00 AM   #17
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btw, Redeemed, Trinity APUs will use the new FM2 socket. So I'd wait in any case for those just because of the new socket and upgradeability.
Well see, there ya' go- I wasn't even aware there was going to be a new socket.

It indeed does make even more sense now to wait.
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Yah wait for FM2 then. 77xx series will likely be too fast to crossfire with trinity anyhow, that level of performance is expected for the APU after Trinity.
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