since my first PC I use AMD processors. I'm thinking about upgrading to new APU processor (FM2+),
so I did a small research and have questions. Could someone guide me a little further?
My last processors were Athlon II x2 245 and Phenom II x4 945, so I'm very fresh to this APU thing.
1. I watched some benchmarks; for example, during Witcher 2 gaming power consumption of APU
is not exceeding 100 W.
- Results: Power Consumption And Efficiency - AMD A10-7850K And A8-7600: Kaveri Gives Us A Taste Of HSA
- Pobór energii :: PCLab.pl
My old dedicated nVidia GT 220 takes about 60 W alone, and R7 is much stronger card.
Is the APU (HSA) technology so efficient, that stressed CPU and GPU will really generate about 100 W only?
Is this the maximum heat generation from APU I can expect (A8-7600)?
The heatsink in BOX edition is pretty the same I had with my Athlon II x2 245, so I'm a little confused
2. I'm a Linux guy; as for GPU I always used nVidia because of alleged bad quality of open-source/closed
drivers for Radeon hardware (my experienced friends were saying that, I trust them; so was Internet, but
I did not trust the Internet that much ). How is the situation now? Please, tell only if you are really using
the APU under Linux I have new Athlon X4 840, but I will replace it with APU if things are good
(it's so hard to get black laminate GPU to match a motherboard )
PS. Did you have problems with downloading drivers from:
When I manually select drivers and click Download, nothing happens at all.
Wiadomość była edytowana przez: Kamil Wilczek Minor grammar and info updates.