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Windows 7: Intel/AMD and nVidia/ATI

View Poll Results: What are you using?
AMD/ATI 26 15.03%
Intel/nVidia 75 43.35%
AMD/nVidia 30 17.34%
Intel/ATI 31 17.92%
AMD/Other (OnBoard) 0 0%
Intel/Other (OnBoard) 11 6.36%
Voters: 173. You may not vote on this poll

20 Jul 2009   #21
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bansh View Post
Still waiting for the next generation

Intels Lynnfield (32nm) & DirectX11 graphics card.

There is no point in buying a GTX260 for me now as the GTX275 performs a lot better then the 260 :/ As soon as the GTX275 drops to ~160€ i will buy one


This should be ok till DirectX 11 is supported by games and graphic cards.
I'm not even wanting the 260 for gaming...I just want a top notch card for the occasional game (old ones though)...great Aero performance...and maybe some photoshop CS4 everynow and then on it...wouldn't hurt if it could play movies well either...got any recommendations people?


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20 Jul 2009   #22
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Then even my 8800GT would be enough (8800GT = 9800GT).
Most games still run fluently. I'm also using Photoshop.

Tell me some of the games ur playing and or u plan to play in future, then i can do a recommendation
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20 Jul 2009   #23
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bansh View Post
Then even my 8800GT would be enough (8800GT = 9800GT).
Most games still run fluently. I'm also using Photoshop.

Tell me some of the games ur playing and or u plan to play in future, then i can do a recommendation
I thought the 9 series had better power management? Anyhow...I normally play games (RTS fan here) like Age of Empires(II and III)...Civilization IV...any shooter game that I can't play on the 360/PS3...Starcraft (and II when it comes out)...Elder Scrolls IV Obilivion and Fallout 3...probably others but I forget. I want something that isn't old...can play my games on max setting without stuttering...and can run Aero and photoshop stuff adequately

PS the good movie quality and HDMI out native is a must...it being reasonably priced is a plus as well
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20 Jul 2009   #24
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Intel + nVidia = sweet electronic love w/ each other.

...though AMD is making a comeback, so there's that route too. it'd be my first choice. i like AMD better, they just tripped in the race to glory (Core 2 duo won)...

AMD + nVidia = sweet interracial electronic blah blah blah
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20 Jul 2009   #25
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I have to agree with the consensus on Intel/nVidia combos and I feel the same for the AMD/ATI combo.

I think the biggest con with intel for me personally is price. I could build 4 completely loaded AM3 Phenom systems with top notch performance for the price of a single i7 processor not a complete i7 system just the processor alone. For a fully loaded i7 system you could build 10 of the most insane AMD systems you could dream up it's crazy.

If Intel had a competitive price I think I might own at least one i7 system if for nothing more than a variety.

nVidia and ATI are both outstanding in my opinion. The only reason I use ATI on my own system is the simple fact I am running AMD. If I had an Intel system sitting here it would be nVidia instead. I have owned many of each brand and never had any bad cards. You only get a bad card if you buy a bad model. Spend the cash and you will always be happy.
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20 Jul 2009   #26
bala7

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Intel and Nvidia = Best Combo
Exactly... best combo for performance and money!
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20 Jul 2009   #27
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
I thought the 9 series had better power management? Anyhow...I normally play games (RTS fan here) like Age of Empires(II and III)...Civilization IV...any shooter game that I can't play on the 360/PS3...Starcraft (and II when it comes out)...Elder Scrolls IV Obilivion and Fallout 3...probably others but I forget. I want something that isn't old...can play my games on max setting without stuttering...and can run Aero and photoshop stuff adequately

PS the good movie quality and HDMI out native is a must...it being reasonably priced is a plus as well

HDMI out is a MUST HAVE for you?
Then i would pick the one from ZOTAC

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 AMP2! Edition ~ 170 €

OR

Zotac Geforce GTX275 AMP! ~ 205 €


In my opinon the 35€ are worth it to be payed, cause you don't buy a graphic card every 3rd month

Here is a "small" Test where i think you could decide if the 35 € are worth it or not. The Test is in german but the graphics should be enough

Test: 13 aktuelle Grafikkarten (Seite 3) - 04.07.2009 - ComputerBase
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20 Jul 2009   #28
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
I am looking for a processor for a board a friend gave me...the socket on the board is LGA775...I am looking to not spend much but I want to have some power behind it...thoughts?
Incomplete design parameters - mobo model number, please.

Hardware ages rapidly on the retail shelf and ages gracefully on the desktop. My ATI HD3850 supports HDMI w/audio over the DVI port with a $15 adapter. Total cost $40. Cards with HDMI ports onboard are available in this price range. WEI 6.9 w/o OC.
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20 Jul 2009   #29
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Mobo model number, please.
Tell us how much money you wanna spend
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20 Jul 2009   #30
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

i bought my system september 2008
Intel Q6600 for £115
Sapphire ATi 4850 512mb for £120

Awesome price performance value at the time, i remember then 9800 equivalent (gtx if i remember correctly), was a lot more expensive, not so up to date with the battle anymore.
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