apu a4-5000 with multi gpu can i crossfire

berkyX

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i have amd apu a4-5000 with gpu hd 8330 / and 8670m ...however, i wanna ask about something ,,, can i crossfire between thos those gpu ... also gpu-z shows
crossfire: disabled (crossfire available )
is that mean i can crossfire
note: i download the latest amd software but i cant see the crossfire option
 

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No, crossfire will bring so little performance gains that it is not worth it. AMD hasn't properly fixed their hybrid crossfire system.

Your CPU is likely to hold you back as well. 1.6 ghz jaguar is pretty weak.
 

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thank you ,,, but the games are run so slow with very low fps ... I open configure switchable amd ..and made my games into high prof ..but still low frame rate ,
something strange when I switch to powersave the game run faster ...is that mean that my high gpu is not working
games are :crossfire,LOL,silkroad not high ended games :(
 

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Disable the igp/hybrid crossfire. AMD crossfire on mobile has a lot of problems.

Check your CPU speeds (CPU-z) when gaming. It should be a constant 1.6 ghz.

Check GPU utilization and clocks using something like MSI afterburner/GPU-z. Should be 100% utilization that the proper (check on notebookcheck) clocks.
 

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When your 'crossfire' the GPU (from APU) and a discrete GPU, it is called Dual Graphics.
AMD has not been having a lot of fun when it comes to Dual Graphics as it produces a lot of frame pacing issue and other what not. In addition, laptop that has APU and a GPU often has a lot of driver issue, as I'm using a Lenovo Z575 with APU and GPU.
May I ask whether you tried playing games before you updated your driver and was it as bad as after you updated it, or you never tried playing games before any graphics update?
What laptop are you using?
 

berkyX

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iam using hp pavilion 15-n020se ....I have installed every and each graphics drivers ..but still no luck
also my high gpu 8670m 99% gpu load ...
when I play crossfire ,, at frist everything run smooth but after about 10 min the fps drop and become very low ...
 

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Well first like I've mentioned before, laptop with APU and GPU are very complicated with their driver. I had pretty much the same experience as you when I tried to update my graphics driver from AMD. Guess what happened after that? I can't even watch HD playback without stuttering lol

I would
1. Download the driver from HP http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-125620-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4158&product=5442776&sw_lang=
2. AMD catalyst uninstaller or driver fusion (google it) to completely uninstall the driver
3. Restart PC
4. Install the driver that you've downloaded from HP
5. Go to AMD Catalyst Control Center > Gaming (tab) > Disable Dual Graphics

Your system will still utilize the discrete GPU when the iGPU (GPU from APU) is not sufficient. I've read it's better to disable it cuz AMD hasn't fixed their frame pacing issue with Dual Graphics, at least not in that HP driver.
 

berkyX

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ok I will give a try .. but I remembered that I have never seen such as disable dual graphics ..:(

oh .. look when I change my setting into balanced the fps goes better but not the best about 30 35 ...
when I make it high prof and choose my game to us the high gpu
frames 14...29...13..25..
 

berkyX

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after i had done what you said .... it didn't even install the amd driver ...right now i don't have any of the gpu 8330 or 8670m

note .. i did what ever you said .. full unistalled the pervious amds and still no luck
 

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Are you running Windows 8.1 64 bits? Or Windows 8 64 bits? Where exactly did you got stuck at? Or error message? There should be no reason for the HP driver to not work, unless HP is crazy lol
 

berkyX

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8.1 pro 64 bit ... no error msg ..it showed that everything is running well but when I check my graphics cards at eh device manager ..I don't find them
the installation completed without any error but nothing had happed ,,the high gpu still not working and If I wana play a game I must switch to low gpu to get better fps 30-35
 

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I might be wrong about the driver link that I've posted, because HP being the smarty here, posted 3 graphic driver on their webpage that are of the same version but different size...so I would just repeat the uninstall method that I've provided above and try again with the other drivers. BTW make sure you run uninstall process in safe mode.

These 2 are different from the one that you've tried.
1. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-125619-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4158&product=5442776&sw_lang=
2. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-125618-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4158&product=5442776&sw_lang=
 

berkyX

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the bigger one work and shows that i have installed the 8760m succesfully ...but still when i configure some exe to use high gpu the load comes up to 99% and the fps drops ..
the latest one which ends with 19 i tried 20 and nothing happend ,, tried 18 but still the fps drops
i hope the final one works ....!!! and thx for helping ...
 

berkyX

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still no luck ....nothing happened like the 20 I think cuz I t doesn't have the 8330 hd which I think is the main adapter ..I hope just hp update my bios version so I can change graphic from dynamish to fixed ....:(
 

berkyX

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yes but still the gpu load od the 8670m 99% I think 0% fan low fps using the high prof plan

when I don't configure the high gpu and make the plan balanced it works better ...
its very wired
 
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