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post #11 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by trulsrohk;13032787 
the amd fusion he is talking about is a software program...so technically, you are both kind of wrong tongue.gif

http://sites.amd.com/us/fusion/apu/Pages/fusion.aspx


I assumed he was talking about the hardware.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input everybody! If I understand, you guys are saying that there won't really be an advantage with an AMD/ATI config and that nVidia would work fine for an AMD based system.

I chose AMD over Intel because of the price and because I wanted to try something new
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;13034770 
http://sites.amd.com/us/fusion/apu/Pages/fusion.aspx


I assumed he was talking about the hardware.

How did you assume that? He titled the software and said what it did and then you jump up his butt because HE spread misinformation? tehe
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;13034948 
How did you assume that? He titled the software and said what it did and then you jump up his butt because HE spread misinformation? tehe

He was talking about over clocking your Hard drive!
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Yeah AMD Fusion software changes settings in windows that affects how your hard drives work, so whilst it's not physically speeding the drive up, it is supposed to give it a boost.

...so yeah, sorry but you're wrong again, i'd give up if I were you! wink.gif
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post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex;13035286 
Yeah AMD Fusion software changes settings in windows that affects how your hard drives work, so whilst it's not physically speeding the drive up, it is supposed to give it a boost.

...so yeah, sorry but you're wrong again, i'd give up if I were you! wink.gif


Like what settings?
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post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amor;13033798 
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.

Actually, the 580 is quite a bit slower than the 6990. The only way to beat the 6990 is to sli them, but for the same price you can add a 6970 in tri-fire and stomp the 580's all over again.

I won't mention the 590 because that did a good enough job of killing itself without my help.
post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damn_Smooth;13036908 
Actually, the 580 is quite a bit slower than the 6990. The only way to beat the 6990 is to sli them, but for the same price you can add a 6970 in tri-fire and stomp the 580's all over again.

I won't mention the 590 because that did a good enough job of killing itself without my help.

The man has a point, nvidia gpu's are almost never better at price/performance as ati/amd gpu's are.
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Comes down to budget and how must fiddling about you want to do. Cheaper (as it has been my experience) usually means more man hours, to get everything setup "right".
 
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post #20 of 26
Main advantage is both case badges are red, which just looks nice.
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