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Windows 7: XFX 5770 or BFG GTX 260?

23 Mar 2010   #41
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

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So, to sum things up, this is all just speculation.
didn't say it happened all the time just your chances for issues are better if you mix them
You keep repeating this absurd claim despite the fact that, admittedly, it's not based on fact or reality. There's isn't a single shred of evidence to suggest that ATI cards work better with certain chipsets, and nvidia cards work better with others... so the obvious question is, "why?"
ok just something i heard.... no need to tear it apart


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23 Mar 2010   #42
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're always going to get different recommendations here when talking about graphics cards. Some will say ATI, and others will say NVidia.

In cases like this, we need to look further at your system specs, in particular the chipset used by your motherboard. If it is NVidia based, then I would go with NVidia. For an AMD based motherboard, use ATI. If it is neither, then you could use either.
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23 Mar 2010   #43
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

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I have to ask... just how exactly did you arrive at this conclusion?
just from reading about the people who use them the one's i've seen using amd chipsets have had less problems that i've seen
I think it might be more of a coincidence thing. I run an nvidia card with an ATI chipset/AMD Cpu and haven't had any issues.
I used to run AMD 4000 dual core on a AMD chipset motherboard with a Nvidia 8600GT, I had no issues what so ever

I'm thinking of getting a new graphics card too, maybe a 5750 as I don't think my case will be big enough for a 5770.
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23 Mar 2010   #44
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

GTX 260 if I were you. CUDA can come in useful with badaboom and Photoshop etc.
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23 Mar 2010   #45
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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didn't say it happened all the time just your chances for issues are better if you mix them
You keep repeating this absurd claim despite the fact that, admittedly, it's not based on fact or reality. There's isn't a single shred of evidence to suggest that ATI cards work better with certain chipsets, and nvidia cards work better with others... so the obvious question is, "why?"
ok just something i heard.... no need to tear it apart
Hey ThePizzaMan,

I'm not tearing you apart, just the idea. I think it's important we try and clear up misinformation, for everyone. I think you would agree, right? Sometimes we all have ideas that aren't entirely accurate... I know I'm guilty of this just as much as the next guy... nobody can know everything.
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23 Mar 2010   #46
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post

You keep repeating this absurd claim despite the fact that, admittedly, it's not based on fact or reality. There's isn't a single shred of evidence to suggest that ATI cards work better with certain chipsets, and nvidia cards work better with others... so the obvious question is, "why?"
ok just something i heard.... no need to tear it apart
Hey ThePizzaMan,

I'm not tearing you apart, just the idea. I think it's important we try and clear up misinformation, for everyone. I think you would agree, right? Sometimes we all have ideas that aren't entirely accurate... I know I'm guilty of this just as much as the next guy... nobody can know everything.
seems i'm not the only one that thinks so..... read drawfs post
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23 Mar 2010   #47
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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ok just something i heard.... no need to tear it apart
Hey ThePizzaMan,

I'm not tearing you apart, just the idea. I think it's important we try and clear up misinformation, for everyone. I think you would agree, right? Sometimes we all have ideas that aren't entirely accurate... I know I'm guilty of this just as much as the next guy... nobody can know everything.
seems i'm not the only one that thinks so..... read drawfs post
I did... did you, or did you only read the part you agree with?

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You're always going to get different recommendations here when talking about graphics cards. Some will say ATI, and others will say NVidia.

In cases like this, we need to look further at your system specs, in particular the chipset used by your motherboard. If it is NVidia based, then I would go with NVidia. For an AMD based motherboard, use ATI. If it is neither, then you could use either.
What you're suggesting is that if you have an nvidia chipset, it's recommended that you use an nvidia card because using an ATI card can be problematic. I see no facts that back up this claim.

I am still waiting for some shred of supporting evidence which suggests nvidia cards work better with nvidia chipsets or which suggests ATI cards work better with AMD chipsets. To date, nothing has been provided.

That last line pretty much sums up what I've said. Cpu's do not talk to graphics cards, so what cpu you use is irrelevant. Nowhere have I read that certain cards have issues with certain chipsets. If you've read different, then please link me.

Some guys base their recommendations on the cards they happen to like, irrespective of anything else, as Dwarf rightly pointed out. I think a little of that may be going on here?
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23 Mar 2010   #48
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

i think i will get the 260, can't risk having problems, i keep coming across different forums, some people say no problems, some people say thave ALOT. So i'll play it safe and get nvidia.
dx11 is not a must anyway.
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23 Mar 2010   #49
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I am pretty sure either card wouldn't disappoint and wish you luck in your choice.
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23 Mar 2010   #50
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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i think i will get the 260, can't risk having problems, i keep coming across different forums, some people say no problems, some people say thave ALOT. So i'll play it safe and get nvidia.
dx11 is not a must anyway.

Good choice. I suggest using the 196.21 drivers also. DX11 has very limited support right now. Maybe a year or so down the road it will be worthwhile to upgrade.
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