Will be building a gaming computer for someone shortly. Ends up the local Microcenter has a bunch of specials running on the new/refreshed Godavari APU. Makes it end up costing the same tagged with a DDR3 R7 250 as the GPU-less 860k variant tied with a GTX 750 (maybe ti if i can find a deal).
Question is what do you think will perform better assuming everything else in the system doesn't physically act as bottleneck to either.
I have high hopes for the CrossfireX setup seeing as the combined power should be more, and that with the release of DirectX12 the whole system will gain a boost. Less CPU burden making the CPU last longer and better dual card utilization with integrated graphics making the pair last a lot longer for the price over the GTX 750. Future HSA use perhaps contributing to the lifespan of the main chip that DX12 hints at bringing into standard.
However using purely the dedicated card would be more stable, put less of a temperature stress on the CPU, give higher wattage limits to later cards with the absents of a IGP draw, be a simpler setup to update, have better driver support, and should give a higher immediate FPS then the CrossfireX config could give at the moment. Only real downside being that if DX12 is all it's cracked up to be then it will become out of date very quickly.
Edited by SEANIA, 04 June 2015 - 11:05 PM.