Before wasting your money on Dual Graphics

Discussion created by black_zion on Sep 21, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2014 by black_zion
Techspot did a review earlier this year about a A10-7850k + R7 250 in Dual Graphics, or going with a 260X.

However, if you want to play the latest releases on decent settings, it makes more sense to pay the extra $40 or $50 on something like the Radeon R7 260X.

That card costs 40% to 50% more than the R7 250, but it's also 40% to 50% faster than the R7 250 and A10-7850K combo. Although that doesn't make the R7 260X a better value outright, it is when you consider that all the games we tested were very playable at 1680x1050 and there was still wiggle room to increase the quality for a more enjoyable experience. Plus, you don't have to worry about Crossfire spoiling the fun.</end quote></div>

The prices at the time of this post, however put the 260X at $105 after rebate from Sapphire, while the 250 is $80 after rebate for the GDDR5 version, which you are going to want. So, $25, or 24% more, for no headaches and 40-50% superior performance?