AMD A10-7850k APU Build Step 8: Additional GPU Power

Benedict Corpuz May 30, 2014 0
So far the system has run fine with the APU in normal tasks like browsing the web and using office programs.

One could play games at low settings and lower framerates. I was able to get OK games of Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Assasins Creed 4, and Tomb Raider played.

So I came home to find a package waiting on my doorstep from AMD. Inside I found a HIS R7 240 1GBGDDR5 GPU and a couple pieces of swag (stickers and a pen light).

I popped it into my system, change a couple BIOS settings and it really made a difference. The games ran much smoother at "normal" settings.

It also doesn't need much power, just a measly 30watts. Low power = low heat = quieter operation

This PC easily played HD movies and music before, but now ha an easier time with the additional GPU power. This is not a bad deal for a sub-$100 card.

The PC is almost done!

Disclaimer: AMD sent me this hardware as a gift.

So far in my build:
-AMD A10-7850K APU
-AMD RG2133 16GB Gamer Series RAM
-Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H Motherboard
-Sandisk 128GB SSD
-Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM HDD
-DVD-RW Drive
-Fractal Design Tesla R2 650-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V/EPS12V 650 Power Supply FD-PSU-TS2B-650W
-Fractal Design Define R2 Case
-Acer G7 Series 21.5" LED IPS Monitor
-Sony Portable Party Speaker System
-HIS Radeon R7 240 1GB GDDR

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