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:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6350HD 6450HD 6570HD 6670
A4-Series A4-3xxx Radeon HD 6410D HD 6430D2* HD 6510D2 N/S N/S
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6530D N/S HD 6550D2* HD 6610D2 HD 6690D2*
A8-series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6550D N/S HD 6550D2* HD 6630D2 HD 6690D2

Recommended HD 7000 series GPUs for "Llano" desktop APUs:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 7350HD 7450HD 7570HD 7670
A4-Series A4-3xxx Radeon HD 6410D * + N/S N/S
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6530D N/S * + *
A8-series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6550D N/S * + +

Recommended HD 6000 series graphics cards for "Llano" desktop APUs in All-In-One configurations:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6350AHD 6450AHD 6550AHD 6650AHD 6670A
A4-Series A4-3xxx Radeon HD 6410D HD 6430D2* HD 6510A2 HD 6570A2 N/S N/S
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6530D N/S HD 6550A2* HD 6590A2* HD 6670A2 HD 6710A2*
A8-series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6550D N/S HD 6550A2* HD 6610A2* HD 6690A2 HD 6730A2

Recommended HD 7000 series graphics cards for "Llano" desktop APUs in AIO configurations:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 7350AHD 7450AHD 7650AHD 7670A
A4-Series A4-3xxx Radeon HD 6410D * + N/S N/S
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6530D N/S * + *
A8-series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6550D N/S * + +

Dual-graphics combinations for 5000-series "Trinity" desktop APUs

Recommended HD 6000 series graphics cards for "Trinity" desktop processors:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6570HD 6670
AMD A6-Series A6-5xxx HD 7540D +
AMD A8-Series A8-5xxx HD 7560D +
AMD A10-Series A10-5xxx HD 7660D * +

Recommended HD 7000 series GPUs for "Trinity" desktop APUs:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 7450HD 7470HD 7570 (DDR)HD 7570 (GDDR5)HD 7670
AMD A6-Series A6-5xxx HD 7540D * + + * *
AMD A8-Series A8-5xxx HD 7560D N/S * + + +
AMD A10-Series A10-5xxx HD 7660D N/S * + + +

Recommended HD 7000 series graphics cards for "Trinity" desktop APUs in AIO configurations:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 7350AHD 7450AHD 7470AHD 7650AHD 7670A
AMD A6-Series A6-5xxx HD 7540D N/S * + + +
AMD A8-Series A8-5xxx HD 7560D N/S N/S * + +
AMD A10-Series A10-5xxx HD 7660D N/S N/S * + +

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:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6450HD 6570HD 6670
AMD A6-Series A6-6xxx HD 8470D + +
AMD A8-Series A8-6xxx HD 8570D + +
AMD A10-Series A10-6xxx HD 8670D + +

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:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6430MHD 6450MHD 6470MHD 6490MHD 6630M
A4-Series A4-3xxx Radeon HD 6480G HD 6510G2 HD 6510G2 HD 6510G2 HD 6515G2
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6520G HD 6540G2 HD 6540G2 HD 6545G2 HD 6680G2
A8-Series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6620G HD 6640G2 HD 6640G2 HD 6645G2 HD 6690G2
ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 6650MHD 6730MHD 6750MHD 6770M
A6-Series A6-3xxx Radeon HD 6520G HD 6720G2 HD 6740G2 HD 6755G2 HD 6775G2
A8-Series A8-3xxx Radeon HD 6620G HD 6740G2 HD 6760G2 HD 6755G2 HD 6775G2

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:

ProcessorAPU graphicsHD 7450MHD 7510MHD 7550MHD 7650MHD 7670M
AMD A6-Series A6-4xxxM HD 7520G + + + + +
AMD A8-Series A8-4xxxM HD 7640G + + + + +
AMD A10-Series A10-4xxxM HD 7660G + + + + +
There are 19 comments posted

a4 trinity

2013-02-15 01:19:11
Posted by: Pseudo Anon

please add the trinity a4-5xxx series compatibility data in this chart, thank you

Response: A4-Series "Trinity" processors do not support dual graphics

a6 5400k trinity

2013-03-03 17:02:33
Posted by: Bill

it does support 6670 graphics cards. just connot change the base frequency.

really nice

2013-03-09 18:49:38
Posted by: MRHOTCAKE

I just bought an APU A6 5400K + 6670 DDR5 and it works really fine, but dont know if dual graphics or crossfire hybrid is working. And I bought a laptop with apu too A6 4455M but it doesnt appear here :S

 

2014-03-21 00:26:27
Posted by: adelson

no brother works as cpu apu (a6 5400k) and GPU (6670) works as gpu. crusado not working in fire

 

2013-03-12 16:46:52
Posted by: Tekkaman

Top Trinity (A10 5800K) actually supports HD 6770 cards, so add this information please, thank you.

please help

2013-04-28 23:37:06
Posted by: july ian

any advantage for using hd 5670 on my amd a6 5600k???

Response: Sorry, I don't have information on this card

A8-5500

2013-05-24 16:42:30
Posted by: Andrew

My computer has the A8-5500 HD7560D APU running Dual Graphics with AMD Radeon HD6670. I bumped it up from the recommended HD6570 and it still works.

 

2013-06-24 16:17:36
Posted by: robdevil

I will upgrade my PC to A8-3870K but will stick to my ASUS 5850. These cards not even half good as my old 5850 :)

APU A10 5800K IGPU AND TWO HD 6670 (3 GPU´S TOGETHER?)

2013-07-04 01:13:42
Posted by: NICOLAS

HELLO TO ALL .....IS POSIBBLE TO TRIPLE GPU´S RUNING AT THE SAME TIME WITH APU A 10 5800 (I MEAN : IGPU + HD 6670 + HD 6670 ?) SORRY MY ENGLISH I FROM ARGENTINA ...;)

7*** series with APU series

2013-08-08 23:55:02
Posted by: Sourendra

Can I use HD 7770 with any of this series for Dual GPU?

Response: I don't have any information on APU and HD 7770 compatibility

will hd6770 hybrid crossfire to trinity or Richland?

2013-08-13 14:44:53
Posted by: Myk

hi, I am just wondering if i can hybrid crossfire my HD6770 to any apu's? i know trinity supports 6000 series but i read that it only supports up to HD 6670. Can any trinity or richland apu's support 6770 gpu?

Response: Sorry, I don't know this.

The A4-series APUs DO SUPPORT Dual Graphics...

2013-08-25 01:04:12
Posted by: Vicc

The A4-series APUs DO SUPPORT Dual Graphics... I just received today the ThinkPad Edge E435 which features AMD's A4-4300 APU with AMD Radeon HD 7420G + 7470M Dual Graphics...

There are other configurations, of course...

The A4-series APUs DO SUPPORT Dual Graphics...

It's like two different worlds

2013-08-25 13:18:59
Posted by: Constantine Yevseyev

Mobile versions have nothing to do with desktop ones. Your laptop's manufacturer can combine any APU with any discrete graphics, like 7620G + 7470M (ASUS K55DR) and such, and he also can block Dual Graphics feature on a pair of compatible VGAs.
It doesn't mean that you'll become able to do things like that on your desktop PC.

A8-5600K + HD 7750

2013-10-21 01:05:24
Posted by: rhoydec

Dual graphics for these combination works with good results.

Graphics performance uplift to -

314% vs A8-5600K solo

113% vs HD 7750 in discreet mode (i.e., the iGPU is disabled)



Just comparing HD 6670. The est graphics performance increase using the official Dual graphics pair HD 6670 will only yield - Click here

173% vs A8-5600K solo



This HD 7750 dual graphics performance is comparable to the following discreet video cards -

• equal to HD 7770
• +15% better than GTX 650

hd 7750

2014-02-12 02:10:30
Posted by: marc

I have a a8-5600k and i bought a powercolor hd 7750 1 gig gddr5 and work very good into dual graphics 100% compatible

APU R SERIES (R464L)

2014-03-11 14:28:39
Posted by: peter

PLEASE HELP!

I HAVE A R-464L APU

what gpu is compatible ?

Response: Sorry, we don't have information on compatible GPUs for this processor. The R-464L has the same specs as the A10-4600M, and I suspect that it will have the same dual-graphics support as the A10-4600M.

AMD A10-6800K w/ Radeon HD 8670D

2014-03-14 15:20:24
Posted by: Tom

I have the A10-6800K w/Radeon HD 8670D graphics and a ASRock FM2A88X Extreme 6+ motherboard. I purchased a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card, but I'm not able to get AMD Dual Graphics to work. Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking at building another machine for a friend and I'd like to get compatible APU and graphics card for Dual Graphics.

A4-5300 Crossfire with Radeon 6450

2014-04-06 21:40:44
Posted by: Sameer

Hi,

I have AMD A4-5300 and I've also bought Radeon 6450 which should crossfire but due to some reason its not happening.
Am I doing something wrong while setting it up or A4-5300 does not support dual graphics??
Please someone help me out orelse my money has gone for a toss.

Graphics card

2014-04-09 11:42:49
Posted by: sammy

i have AMD A6-5400k with radeon hd 7540
im planning to buy a Graphics card.. is R7 240 compatible with my pc ?? please help...
i have these::
AMD A6-5400k with radeon hd 7540
4GB ram
emaxx motherboard..

please reply me . . ty god bless

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