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To clarify, if I build a new rig with an i5-2500k would an Nvidia GPU achieve better performance than an AMD one, and vice versa.
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Somewhat I guess, but that's only the case when your CPU is the bottleneck of the computer that would be holding the GPU back.
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nope, it doesn't matter, comes down to which GPU is more powerful.
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Originally Posted by JoJoTheWhale View Post
To clarify, if I build a new rig with an i5-2500k would an Nvidia GPU achieve better performance than an AMD one, and vice versa.
Most games are biased towards a certain GPU manufacturer, but not many of them care about the cpu/gpu combination. An AMD card might even perform better in an intel system on the odd cpu intensive game than with an AMD cpu. Of course SLI won't work on many AMD boards, though.
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i know you cant beat ati with amd because i believe they were built to work great together. but intel with ati rocks to. its more of a personal preference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoJoTheWhale View Post
To clarify, if I build a new rig with an i5-2500k would an Nvidia GPU achieve better performance than an AMD one, and vice versa.
I don't think it's true because I haven't seen any evidence of it yet here on Overclock.net. I mean, look at my stats: I practically live here, so there's not much I miss.
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post #7 of 7
yes, a decent good CPU will not hold back a GPU that much provided it's a quad.

Just don't be like an idiot who pairs a GTX 460 with an Athlon Single core and expect it to run good. Yes, there was a member on here who did that.
     
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