I would like to build a new computer based on AMD Phenom II X3 720 CPU. The MOBO should have AM3 socket / DDR3. I am stuck with choosing the right chipset and I didn't find any comparison between AMD/nVidia.
So generally my question is: should I build the platform using a AMD chipset and Ati graphics or should I go for nVidia chipset and nVidia graphics. One thing I am sure of is not to mix AMD chipset with nVidia graphics or the other way arround.
I (from my side) am tending to go for an entire AMD rig (AMD CPU, AMD chipset, Ati graphics). As all of these are produced by AMD I guess they should work together like a charm but I newer had an AMD based MOBO before.
Presently the only AM3 motherboards I have seen are AMD/ATI chipsets. Also if you are using a single card it won't matter which chipset you get. Just don't expect to run SLI in an ATI board. I just would not mix the GFX cards ie.. no ATI and nVidia cards at the same time. (CCC, and nVidia CP don't play well together)
Whatever you get, dont get a 780 chipset. It has display issues, no matter which brand of mobo you go for. Google for it an you will see what I mean..
I bought a ASUS 780G chipset mobo for my brother a few days ago (m3A h HDMI) I think. My screen would not turn on after I install windows(XP, Vista and 7). So, i RMAd it for a Gigabyte UD4H(790GX). Works like a charm.
Later on I bought an ASUS M4A 78T-E(790GX) for myself. Works liek a charm,.........
So, it doesnt matter what brand you go for, just dont go for 780 series chipset...
I was just wondering???? How come that nVidia didn't come up with AM3 and DDR3 supporting chipset??? I have just read somewhere on the Internet that AMD was first to have qualified drivers for Win 7...and I thought....Not bad!