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Thread: About asrock motherboard and richland cpu?

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    Default About asrock motherboard and richland cpu?

    Will asrock fm2a55m-vg3 work fine with the gpu 8570d of the amd richland cpu a8-6600k?
    Cuz in the specs of this motherboard I noticed that it has a 7000 graphics gpu integrated to the motherboard. Wouldn't that cause any compatibility issue with the apu 8570d?


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    Default Re: About asrock motherboard and richland cpu?

    First of all, the FM2A55M-VG3 does not have any graphics integrated on the board itself. As the board's description states:

    Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics in A-series APU .

    The "7000 series graphics" is part of the APU itself, and refers to multiple 7000 series graphics, not one specifically.

    Next, there are APUs in that board's CPU Support List that have the 8570D graphics die on the APU, such as the A8-6500, so the specs on the board's information page are not up to date. The 8570D graphics should work fine with this board.

    But, checking the CPU Support list of the FM2A55M-VG3, the A8-6600K is not listed:

    ASRock > FM2A55M-VG3

    While the information page states this board supports 100W FM2 processors, only a few 100W processors are supported, and you'll find multiple red symbols next to their listings. They both require a separate video card, but what is missing is the need for additional cooling of the mother board's VRMs, which do not have heat sinks on them.

    This board is an example of a budget board that is physically compatible with many AMD APUs, but not all of them can be used easily in the board due to their power usage and their cooling requirements.

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