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I currently got an i5-760 cpu and I want to upgrade my Gpu from an 8800gtx to something newer.

I don't want to spend anything above £150 and I had my eye on either a Palit gtx 460 Platinum Or an ATI MSI ATI Radeon HD 5850.

Performance wise I think there pretty close, and cost the same too.

Thing is, I don't know if its a good idea to mix an intel cpu with an amd card.

I know it will work, but will i get 100% performance or will it be like 90% because im using an intel chip with an amd card?

Can anyone clear this up for me? Thanks!

ps: If anyone has any better idea's for a Gpu, feel free to say!

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post #2 of 15
It is perfectly fine to pair an AMD GPU or Nvidia GPU with an Intel CPU.
post #3 of 15
You can mix them no prob.
post #4 of 15
Perfectly good idea.

Also, I think the HD6850 should be better value than the HD5850.
You may want to consider the HD6850. wink.gif
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Not a problem at all. I would suggesting going with the 460 though, does better with tessellation and DirectX 11. Driver support is a little better with nvidia cards right now too.
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post #6 of 15
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thanks guys!

Just a thought on that HD6850,

its exactly £150 atm.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-241-AS

Would that be a better choice then a gtx460 then?
    
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post #7 of 15
don't see how it's a bad idea...
my i7 and 5850 play nice together.
post #8 of 15
Well the 6850 and the 460 are about the same. Although the 6850 is a fairly new card and the drivers should be given a bit more time to mature. (although ATI tends to make their drivers worse as time goes tongue.gif)
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post #9 of 15
you are fine, the other way aroun dhad some problems where Intel would change the microcode to favor intel parts, but you shouldn't have this problem at all.
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I think the problem is AMD CPUs with Nvidia cards because not many AMD motherboards are SLI ready.
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