Recommended graphics cards for AMD dual-graphics
AMD's Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) integrate HD 6000, HD 7000, HD 8000 or R7 series graphics, that can work together with discrete Radeon graphics cards. When discrete and APU GPUs work in tandem, their combined performance is higher than performance of each individual discrete or APU graphics unit. This technology was branded by AMD as "Dual Graphics". Currently (March 2014), the technology works with desktop and mobile AMD APUs from A- and E2-Series families, however it has a few limitations. Dual Graphics works only with Direct X10 and Direct X11 graphics, and does not support Direct X9. Additionally, Dual Graphics is not supported on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. Finally, the technology works only with certain AMD graphics cards. The list of recommended discrete cards for each APU family is provided below. Model numbers of discrete AMD cards are displayed in the header of each table. If a specific card is supported by an APU series, then the table will show either '+', or model number of combined GPU, in a cell on the intersection of APU family row and discrete card column. Cards, that will work, but are not on the list of recommended combinations, are marked with '*' after the model number. "N/S" means that Dual Graphics is not supported officially. For easier visual representation we also used light red background for not supported combinations, and light green background for recommended combinations.
Dual-graphics combinations for desktop APUs
Desktop Accelerated Processing Units support HD 6000 and HD 7000 generations of AMD graphics cards.
Dual-graphics for 3000-series "Llano" desktop processors
Recommended HD 6000 series graphics cards for "Llano" desktop APUs:
Recommended HD 7000 series GPUs for "Llano" desktop APUs:
Recommended HD 6000 series graphics cards for "Llano" desktop APUs in All-In-One configurations:
Recommended HD 7000 series graphics cards for "Llano" desktop APUs in AIO configurations:
Dual-graphics combinations for 5000-series "Trinity" desktop APUs
Recommended HD 6000 series graphics cards for "Trinity" desktop processors:
Recommended HD 7000 series GPUs for "Trinity" desktop APUs:
Recommended HD 7000 series graphics cards for "Trinity" desktop APUs in AIO configurations:
AMD A4-5300 series officially does not support Dual Graphics.
Dual-graphics combinations for 6000-series "Richland" APUs
AMD does not provide a list of recommended graphics cards for Ax-6xxx desktop products on their website. However, boxed APUs show the following compatible graphics cards on the package:
We have not verified these combinations, therefore use them at your own risk.
Dual-graphics combinations for 7000-series "Kaveri" APUs
There is no official list of graphics cards, compatible with the 7000-series processors. Kaveri launch documentation stated that the APUs support Radeon R7 series cards with DDR3 memory under Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux operating systems. Current list of confirmed working cards includes Radeon R7 240 and R7 250 GPUs, either with DDR3 or GDDR5 memory. Be aware that the Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate card is based on a different graphics core than other R7 250 products, and it is not supported. Radeon R7 260X is not supported either.
Dual-graphics combinations for mobile APUs
Dual-graphics for 3000-series "Llano" mobile processors
Recommended graphics cards for "Llano" mobile APUs:
AMD E-Series APUs do not support Dual Graphics.
Dual-graphics combinations for 5000-series "Trinity" mobile APUs
Recommended graphics cards for "Trinity" mobile processors:
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