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Is that graphics card any good?

It isn't a dedicated graphics card, it's an APU CPU/Graphics chip, about $80US. Not very good for gaming but I suppose a proper card could be added. Then the bottle neck would be around the CPU, APU's are not very good for gaming either. APUs are best suited for HPTCs, Laptops, and micro-boxes.

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Specs - Full Specs At Bottom Of - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01DPP5RVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Ultra Fast Gaming PC - AMD A8 7650K Quad Core @ 4.00GHz, Radeon R7.
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, MSI A68HM Grenade.

It isn't a dedicated graphics card, it's an APU CPU/Graphics chip, about $80US. Not very good for gaming but I suppose a proper card could be added. Then the bottle neck would be around the CPU, APU's are not very good for gaming either. APUs are best suited for HPTCs, Laptops, and micro-boxes.

Specs say it has a Radeon R7. Not the best card but better than onboard graphics. For gaming I would upgrade that.

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Specs say it has a Radeon R7. Not the best card but better than onboard graphics. For gaming I would upgrade that.

The R7 in that setup is an onboard chip; APU, not a dedicated GPU. AMD A8 7650K

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The R7 in that setup is an onboard chip; APU, not a dedicated GPU. AMD A8 7650K

Oh? I looked it up and saw this... Saw your link, I'm confused. :-\


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the A8 is the CPU and the R7 is the GPU

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Re: My New Setup :)
Reply #46: September 18, 2017, 07:57:40 AM Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 08:04:51 AM by JulesAndAl
the A8 is the CPU and the R7 is the GPU

No, they're the same thing. the A8 hosts an R7 graphics processor. That is all that is included with the PC above, no dedicated GPU.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113391

Much like my i7 7700K, which also hosts a graphics processor, if I plug an HDMI cable into the port on my motherboard I can get video, it's via the CPU and no, my motherboard does not have an on-board graphics chip.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726


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Yeah, Al's right. Follow the Amazon link and it says "Graphics Description  — " The — means no description. Ergo no video card. Don't know how they get away with calling it an Ultra Fast Gaming PC.

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Yeah, Al's right. Follow the Amazon link and it says "Graphics Description  — " The — means no description. Ergo no video card. Don't know how they get away with calling it an Ultra Fast Gaming PC.

That processor itself is about as good as you'll find in the average laptop, $45 motherboard, generic RAM, throw it in a fancy glass and shiny plastic case and "voila", Ultra Fast Gaming PC.  ;D

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huh... I do know that AMD likes to try and name the graphics side of a CPU something to make it sound shiny, but there is an R7 line of GPU cards http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/r7

either way I have learned that its not always the set-up that is the issue with gameplay/framerate - I can only get 30 FPS on Star Wars The Old Republic, but on World of Warcraft I can get 60 + FPS on Ultra settings

same hardware

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huh... I do know that AMD likes to try and name the graphics side of a CPU something to make it sound shiny, but there is an R7 line of GPU cards http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/r7




Yes, there is a line of R7 GPUs, that is what is deceiving about the "Ultra Fast Gaming PC" listed here, the chip used is a CPU/graphics combo, commonly known as an APU. 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/whats-an-apu-and-should-you-buy-one-for-your-pc/

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my laptop has a CPU/APU set-up, it does spec out performance-wise to the GPU of same class

so yes, I dont like "ultra fast" but if it can do what an R7 GPU PCI card can do, then it should get good FPS out of most games

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I dont like "ultra fast" but if it can do what an R7 GPU PCI card can do, then it should get good FPS out of most games

It can't. But it is slightly more respectable than some of the motherboards with built in graphics. I also believe that an actual GPU could be installed in the machine to enable "dual" graphics, or from a list of QVs, crossfire mode with the right card.

Kinda low spec'd chip by itself. Better for HD video than gaming. https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+R7+A10-7850K