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Are there any significant gains in combining AMD CPU with Ati Gpu, for gaming purposes?

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[CPU] X4 955 BE + 6990
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[CPU] i5 2500k + 590
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No reason to... Most people will go AMD/AMD(ATI) or Intel/NVIDIA because the people who like Intel generally don't like AMD, and since AMD acquired ATI... Well yeah, the bias continued.
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To get more of an accurate representation you would have to do 4 tests.

X4 955 BE + 590
x4 955 BE + 6990

2500k + 590
2500k + 6990

I would imagine the owner of the 955 would have to pull out some big overclocks with either setup and AFAIK there is no direct advantage to keeping AMD CPU/GPU or Intel CPU/Nvidia GPU.
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The 955BE is so far outclassed by an i5 2500k that its kind of a silly comparison, I used to have one and it bottlenecked a 5850CF setup at 4.0Ghz. The 590 and 6990 trade blows for top spot, so in this case I think the intel system would take a significant lead over the AMD one based on cpu/ram choice.

I feel like what you're asking is if theres some "easter egg" performance to be had by combining products from the same manufacturer and I haven't heard of this happening recently, there used to be some hardware shenanigans where things straight up wouldn't work but I doubt thats the case any more.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 10/5/11 at 12:53pm
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There is no reason to go AMD for an AMD card or Intel for an nVidia card. There are no performance enhancements, mix and match as you please.
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From things I've seen, each card will be better or near equal to the other in some tests. So, there will be not much difference in power between the cards (as they both shine in their own ways). The one I would go for is the GTX590, as it is quieter than the HD6990 while sacrificing no performance. Unless you don't mind noise and just want a big, red video card.
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theres only one thing that comes to mind. CPU bottleneck. dont believe you will see the full power of either one of those cards on the 955.
    
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