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Old 08-02-2008, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Several people have told me that with my current setup i'd be better off buying an nvidia card ( gtx 260) over an ATI card (hd 4870), mainly because my an nvidia card will run better with my current intel processor and that an ATI card won't run as well with my intel, is it true that the different cpu brands has any affect on gpu performance? And if so then which card would be a better buy for me? Thanks.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

nope..the ATI will run the same way on an nvidia board. You won't be able to do crossfire with your board though...only SLI.

btw, EWWWWWW PREBUILT
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btw, EWWWWWW PREBUILT
Not sure what this means.....elaborate?
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

huh? am confused... But I guess the answer is no.

i would go with the 4870 just because.
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

The answer is a definite no.. just stick with the better Video Card..
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

i'd go for the 260... only because you have a 680i.... then you could go for sli when you need to
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

Simple answer: You can run any video card you want as the motherboard's chipset has no effect on the video card. I am running an ATI card on a motherboard with an Nvidia chipset with no problems whatsoever.

Sorry if some posts seemed a bit rude... building your own is preferable to having one built for you, or buying one off the shelf (pre-built). Hang around here long and you will not only learn how to build your own, but you won't be able to wait to do it.
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Default Re: ATI cards run better with AMD cpus????

how did anyone assume it was a prebuild?

and service pack 1??? man you need an update... bigtime.. lol
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how did anyone assume it was a prebuild?

and service pack 1??? man you need an update... bigtime.. lol
Ya that is what i was thinking. Looks like a custom build to me. Would be really rude if it isn't a prebuilt.
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i see an overclock.. and a raidmax case.. i'm not getting prebuild from this
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