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since Radeon's umbrella corporation is AMD, i was wondering whether this is the more logical choice. maybe certain optimizations and features will be available?

i ask because my eyes are locked on to the new Sandy Bridge CPU's coming out soon. but i don't want to jump onto a less optimized build

so if true, my options are:
wait for bulldozer to go along with my 6870?
get sandy bridge and sell my 6870, then buy a comparable geforce model?


side note:
i used to think intel was independent of nvidia (thus it wouldn't matter which CPU/GPU combination i chose), but sandy bridge is to incorporate geforce into their integrated graphics? is an alliance forming?
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The graphics doesn't depend on the cpu so your 6870 would work with amd or intel
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Want the best? Pair Sandy Bridge with your 6870
    
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It doesn't matter. Just get SB+6870

I've used all cominations, and it doesn't make a difference.
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Originally Posted by cheezypoof View Post
since Radeon's umbrella corporation is AMD, i was wondering whether this is the more logical choice. maybe certain optimizations and features will be available?

i ask because my eyes are locked on to the new Sandy Bridge CPU's coming out soon. but i don't want to jump onto a less optimized build

so if true, my options are:
wait for bulldozer to go along with my 6870?
get sandy bridge and sell my 6870, then buy a comparable geforce model?


side note:
i used to think intel was independent of nvidia (thus it wouldn't matter which CPU/GPU combination i chose), but sandy bridge is to incorporate geforce into their integrated graphics? is an alliance forming?
Graphics cards generally don't care about what CPU you run with. Either would be good.

Nvidia and Intel hate each other. I haven't heard anything about Intel using GeForce in their IGPs for Sandy Bridge when they have their own now.

I still think AMD is the king of IGPs though. Your 6870 will work identically with either AMD or Intel. I had a 4770 and 5850 that I ran on both my Phenom II X4 955 BE and my Xeon X3440 and it was roughly the same performances.

The only difference came down to the game, some games I played preferred Intel over AMD.
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Wait till somebody else tries 6870 with both then make your decision
    
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oh great!

it seems like pretty common knowledge that CPU/GPU brands didn't matter... i tried searching but i guess my GoogleFu is not weak
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Graphics cards generally don't care about what CPU you run with. Either would be good.

Nvidia and Intel hate each other. I haven't heard anything about Intel using GeForce in their IGPs for Sandy Bridge when they have their own now.

I still think AMD is the king of IGPs though. Your 6870 will work identically with either AMD or Intel. I had a 4770 and 5850 that I ran on both my Phenom II X4 955 BE and my Xeon X3440 and it was roughly the same performances.

The only difference came down to the game, some games I played preferred Intel over AMD.
this was my source
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/16/2...andy-bridge-f/

upon reading it again i realized my wrong assumption of intels IGPU
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