I have a computer that has a AMD A8-3800 APU that has AMD Radeon HD6550D integrated graphics and i heard that i can run dual graphics.
Q: What video card do i need to get and how do i make it work?
asked Dec 28 '11 at 02:33
dual videocard is when you install 2 of the same cards in 2 PCI-e slots in either crossfire or SLI
You cant really combine the power of the onboard video with a PCI-e videocard but depending on the board, you may be able to use the onboard video to extend the desktop onto more monitors. (eg a GTX 580 running 2 monitors and a radeon HD 6550 running 1-2 other monitors, (allowing you to game on 1 screen and watch anime on 3 other screens :) )
To figure out which videocard you need, we need your system specs (so we can tell whats compatible with the motherboard and case), as well as an understanding of what you want to do with the system.
No point in getting a GTX 580 if all you want to do is play WOW (A GTS250 would be more than enough)
You need a 6-series AMD card to run crossfire. You also need a motherboard that supports it, there is a graph of supported motherboards based on your configuration. If you have two video cards pretty much any motherboard that supports Crossfire will support the configuration, however the A-chips with integrated graphics are peculiar, again there is a graph somewhere on which cards and motherboards match.
answered Dec 28 '11 at 10:59