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nvidia in an amd/ati configured system?

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October 3, 2008 3:42:46 PM

Hey guys, quick question. This is something im curious about. Im building a home computer for gaming and what not and I've come accross this question. The computer has a Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 with an AMD X3 8540. Now I know that AMD and ATI have merged so my question is should I stick with the more powerfull 9800GT or should I go with the HD3870 which will make the system completely ATI/AMD? I read somewhere that the AMD 770 chipset will work best with an ATI card and will have the least amound of compatibility issues. Is this true? Also both cards are within my price range. Thanks for the info guys :) 
October 3, 2008 3:48:09 PM

get best card for money and don't worry about chipset brand unless plan to sli or crossfire. i have a gigabyte 780g mobo with amd 5400+ x2 and an nvidia 8800gt. i dual boot to xp pro w/ sp3 and vista 64 premium w/ sp1 and have no issues in either os.

the 9800gt will eat the 3870 for breakfast and poop it out before lunch.
October 3, 2008 3:50:22 PM

Go with the 8800GT or 9800GT, for a pretty big step in power. Both cards will be compatible with the GA-MA770-DS3
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October 3, 2008 3:54:27 PM

Or if you can wait until October 21st, when the new HD 4830 will be released that is set to compete in the sub $150 market ($100-145). I am most definitely sure it will be king in that segment given ATI's latest track record with the rest of the HD 4000 series.
October 3, 2008 4:00:19 PM

Go for the best one, using an pure AMD/ATI system would make no difference
October 3, 2008 10:18:28 PM

Is it really worth it jumping the gun if in two weeks a new card that will come spanking the 8800GT/9800GT/GT 140 in the same price point will be released? I rather wait if it was my PC.
October 4, 2008 1:34:19 AM

Thanks for all the good advice guys. I had no clue that card was coming out, I'll definatly wait for it. I hate buying something then a week later something much better comes out.