intel 775 chipset vs nvidia sli 680i chipset
for now i am going to have a singel graphic card
but still i am looking to find whiche on of them would give me the best performance
most use of my computer wil be video edting and gaming
yea, 775 is the socket, which they both are, Intel has the 965, 975, P35 and P38 chipsets, so you would need to narrow which you prefer.
However, good news, if you go to anandtech.com you will see he did a recent review of the dfi lanparty p35 and compared all the above chipsets except p38 and they were all within about 2%-3% of each other across the board and all tests. This means you are pretty much ok with with ever you want. The only advantage of 680i (sli)edition as with the X38 is you have more OC and dual PCI-e 16x buses feature which you would not be using. So just buy the one you like the best really
If you plan on going SLI in the future for your nVidia video cards, then you must use an nVidia chipset because SLI does not work on Intel. (Why? Because nVidia won't licence SLI to Intel) If you are planning on a single card or ATI GPU's, you should go with an Intel P35/X38 chipset.
This could potentially change with the next nVidia chipset. But then again, Intel are already baking their next as well, so....
MB - For probably the 900'th time this is posted on these boards: Intel don't have SLI support on their chipsets because nVidia refuses to license SLI to Intel. Why? Because they can use their (currently) superior GPU's to drive nVidia chipset/mobo sales and put more money into nVidia's pockets.
It's not a strategy by Intel. Because they refuse to grant license, nVidia is forcing Intel to continue the Crossfire partnership they had with ATI prior to AMD's aquisition in order to provide dual GPU support. True, Intel could write their own. But would neither be SLI, nor Crossfire. Not to mention the support nightmare having to write and maintain drivers for two wholly separate, and highly competitive, 3rd party products. Both of whom issue new driver sets every month or two.
It'll be very interesting to see what Intel do when the Crossfire contract runs out... Anyone have any idea when that might be?
I am also trying to decide for myself which mobo/video combination to buy... and so from all of the above i draw conclusion that if i will only use 1 video card i can go with P35 mobo and Nvidia video card combo? Im looking to get MSI P35 Platinum with XFX GeForce 8600GT card.
That AMD setup will not use SLi either...so 2 8600GTS's wouldn't be an option to run in Sli configuration. If you go single card, I would use your first configuration but buy the 8800GT...best card for the money on the market right now. If you go AMD and want to run dual cards, I'd go for the ATI 3870 x 2.