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Hello everybody,
I would like to ask you all a question about CPU/GPU combination. I am going to build my own PC in a few weeks and I have already decided that I will be getting an AMD based system with a 800w PSU for possibility to upgrade, a Phenom II 1100T and a motherboard that supports Crossfire. I want to ask you all a question before I decide on the graphics card. I have been searching up a lot of stuff on nVidia and AMD and I ram across some videos saying that the AMD CPU/GPU combination is very good. I want to ask you what the advantages are with this combination. I have always used nVidia, but only on Intel based systems. I'm also scared of choosing one or the other because if I choose the nVidia card, I won't be able to SLI in the future and I'll have to buy a new card, with AMD, my fear is that the card won't be as fast as nVidia card since nVidia has CUDA, Physx, etc.
So, basically, my question is; Should I go with an AMD/nVidia combination or an AMD/ATI configuration and why, what are the advantages and what are the disadvantages? I'm going to use the computer for Gaming and Homework.
Thank you all for reading my question!
post #2 of 26
Amd make the "faster" cards, the only real advantage of nvidia is the physx/cuda support, but that can be hacked to work with amd cards. There is no real advantage of going full out amd though.
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I think Intel CPU's work better with AMD cards only because the Intel CPU have more bandwidth up down and out.

Also because the Intel cpu (assuming your going top notch) wont bottle neck you.
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The only "advantage" i can think of is if you use AMD FUSION FOR GAMING it overclocks your hard drive, cpu, and video card while ending processes and what not. Even then I wouldnt specifically call that an advantage lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonespwns;13032053 
The only "advantage" i can think of is if you use AMD FUSION FOR GAMING it 1.overclocks your hard drive, 2.cpu, and 3.video card while ending processes and what not. Even then I wouldnt specifically call that an advantage lol

1.Dont spread misinformation.
2.Its a APU not a CPU even thought it works like a cpu(Accelerated Processing Unit)
3.Theres a video controller / "GPU" there are no video cards

I wouldn't advice using a Fusion processor for gaming. The main advantage of that processor is that its very efficient.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal777;13031958 
Amd make the "faster" cards

I'd say thats debatable.
    
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fastest single GPU video card NVIDIA GTX 580. im runnning SLI and is fast, i play METRO 2033 at high setting with physx on 90 fps plus...
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;13032385 
1.Dont spread misinformation.
2.Its a APU not a CPU even thought it works like a cpu(Accelerated Processing Unit)
3.Theres a video controller / "GPU" there are no video cards

I wouldn't advice using a Fusion processor for gaming. The main advantage of that processor is that its very efficient.

the amd fusion he is talking about is a software program...so technically, you are both kind of wrong tongue.gif
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There is no definite advantage of using amd cpu/gpu combination, it all comes down to which gpu is faster.
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Depending on how much you're looking to spend and when you're building the system an Intel SB might be a better choice. If you've got $750+ to spend then hands down the SB will beat anything from AMD but if you're looking more on the budget side (ie. under $600) then an Athlon II X4 system might be the better choice here.

As for CPU/GPU combination. Pick whatever your preference is since AFAIK nVidia and ATI at the moment are pretty equal in price/performance and it boils down to "do you want PhysX and CUDA support or not".

PS: I thought the 580 was a little bit slower than the 6990 (but that's only if you consider the 6990 as a "single card solution") and plus it's not like the OP was asking what the "best card" on the market is.

EDIT: This is exactly my point I was trying to make in another thread about picking a company based on which has the better flagship product.
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