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Nvidia or ATI after intel core i7 processors?

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September 1, 2008 6:22:34 AM






Hello,


As I am going to buy a new PC I wish to know which video card brand should to go with keeping in view the future developments such as Intel's release of their Core i7 (Nehalem) processors by the end of this year. And as you know there is dispute between intel and Nvidia at present and it may be possible that Nvidia may not be able to support intel's next processors i.e. Core i7, do you think that Nvidia which is today the defacto standard in PC gaming and widely recognized would lose this position to the ATI video cards in near future? So should I go forward with Nvidia or ATI? Kindly recommend. Thanks :) 

September 1, 2008 6:36:17 AM

A) there is no reason to think nvidia will have problem in grafix market due to its dispute with intel.
B) nvidia agreed to software support SLI in X58 chipsets.
C)if nvidia can come up with new gpus that are better than ati's offering, nvidia will increase its market share.
D) when u decide to buy a card look into the fact that who is providing better price/performance ratio at budget....iE; if ur budget is 300, which 300$ card is better.....but while considering that, dont overlook issues like defective products or driver support (nvidia's products are accused of being made from bellow standard materials resulting in gpu to die if put under stress, btw, it a rumor and ma 9600 is goin strong, but then again, i run ma card at 42C idle and 62 at load)
September 1, 2008 7:25:36 AM

I think currently the ATI (4800s) cards are better value and more future-proof than equivalent Nv cards. Everything can change with the next-gen cards early/mid next year.
I am also not aware of any serious problems with Nv cards not working with Intel Nehalem's.
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September 1, 2008 7:39:39 AM

i prefer you to wait until toms hardware is going to make the benchmarks of intel nehelem processor

according to articles in http://www.anandtech.com nehelem may not be fast for gaming but super speed for server and spreadsheets...
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September 1, 2008 7:44:14 AM

Just be aware that based on Intel's track record, the initial shipment of a new family of CPUs will be their "Extreme Edition". That means a price tag of over $1,000 [probably a lot more] for the CPU.
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September 1, 2008 7:50:26 AM

DOH!!!

i just read a post from a new poster who did research and everything and made me real happy that someone did his homework

and then this made me sad =(

anyway

sarwar is correct and the gpu maker has nothing to do with its connection to the processor as enewmen said its all about what the motherboard and cpu combination supports in terms of features
September 1, 2008 8:15:39 AM

Nvidia
I'd Get A GTX28-60 because of TRI-SLI so in the Future a year from now you can buy another 2 cheap and slot them into your new Core I7 SLI mobo
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September 1, 2008 9:42:29 AM

global said:
Hello,


As I am going to buy a new PC I wish to know which video card brand should to go with keeping in view the future developments such as Intel's release of their Core i7 (Nehalem) processors by the end of this year. And as you know there is dispute between intel and Nvidia at present and it may be possible that Nvidia may not be able to support intel's next processors i.e. Core i7, do you think that Nvidia which is today the defacto standard in PC gaming and widely recognized would lose this position to the ATI video cards in near future? So should I go forward with Nvidia or ATI? Kindly recommend. Thanks :) 


SLI still aint worth it IMO and Nvidia's chipsets aint worth it either - not a fan of them, and btw that scuffle with nvidia doesnt mean they cant still use there video cards etc in a pcie slot.
September 1, 2008 11:21:28 AM

global said:
Nvidia which is today the defacto standard in PC gaming


False.

If I were buying a gaming card TODAY, I would go with AMD's 4870 or 4870X2. Many people on these forums say they don't have a problem with their Nvidia cards but why even take the chance if you're purchasing a new card.

Any recommendation as to what card to get for future builds is just guessing, and thus, pointless.
September 1, 2008 12:03:03 PM

It depends on what your budget is and what is the best card you can buy for your budget.

If you have money to buy one card, look if it's the highest price performance in that range. Check if you are willing to pay a bit more for a little bit better card or pay less for a good enough card.

Nvidia and Amd/Ati are only names for fanboys. It holds no ground for people who just want a good card. If you have a ton of money, get 2 or 3 280 for all I care, but be aware that you are wasting a lot of money for little performance gain.

And SLI and crossfire. It's not really worth it imho for normal users. If you want 2+ monitors or high resolution it becomes important, but most players will game up to 1600 something. With everything maxed and most games still not using the 2nd card effectively, I'd rather spend money on things that are increasing my performance more than go for things that increase it by a small margin in some games. A bigger screen is a good investment too.
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