I built a new rig about a month ago, and have been VERY pleased with it's performance. Here are the main specs:
- AMD A10-5800k Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core CPU
- MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 ATX AMD Mobo
- 8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL Sniper Series DDR3 1866 (PC3-14900) RAM
- Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB SATA III SSD
The OS and gaming performance are very good, and the WEI index was pretty good as well:
When I was going through reviews of the AMD A10, I realized I could pair it with a second graphics card and get an 80% improvement, so I bought a top-rated video card of the chipset suggested by AMD for the AMD A10-5800k, which was this one:http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161408
It arrived last night and I got it installed, drivers installed/updated, BIOS set correctly for dual-graphics, and then ran the WEI again. Unfortunately, this is what I got:
So I am just very confused as to why my score would drop so dramatically with a secondary video card installed, especially when my performance was supposed to go up 80%. Has anyone else here run into the same issue? Is it normal for the WEI score to drop instead of go up? I was expecting so much more after installing the second card, especially with the "Gaming Graphics" score, but at this rate I wonder if I should abandon the "dual-graphics" option with this system.
Your thoughts are very welcome right now!