video card for new computer

compdoc compdoc at hotrodpc.com
Fri Dec 15 19:36:09 UTC 2017


On 12/15/2017 10:14 AM, Xen wrote:

> because any APU is not good enough and it takes out the fun of buying 
> a graphics card

In a laptop, an APU might be fast enough and cheap enough to make 
someone a decent computer. The cpu part wont be as fast as intel, but 
they say the gpu part is capable. Without an onboard gpu, you're forced 
to buy a vid card in either Intel or AMD systems.

I use a couple of apu systems as front-ends for a mythtv server. The 
APUs playback HD recordings on my 50" TVs with no problems. The picture 
is beautiful.

By the way, you can always add a pci-e video card to an APU desktop, if 
thats what you mean. I'd love the chance to use a Ryzen in a KVM vm 
server because all those cores, Multi-Threading, and low tdp. But the 
lack of a gpu means I have to waste a pci-e slot, and that keeps me from 
buying.

anyway, it seems to me that whether an APU is good enough or not, all 
depends on use case. Their upcoming APUs based on Ryzen sound very 
interesting to me.



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