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Do ATI video cards work better with AMD CPU's than Intel CPU's?

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May 25, 2009 5:23:57 PM

Can you explain? Is there something that you've read that proves this?
May 25, 2009 6:21:20 PM

No.

It doesn't matter which CPU you pair it with.
May 25, 2009 7:43:15 PM

Only if you use 'Hector's Secret Sauce' as thermal compound.
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May 25, 2009 10:57:53 PM

^ Haha :lol:  . And No it doesn't really matter. I have a AMD CPU with a Nvidia card I don't see any differences. My HTPC is a Pentium 4 with a ATI HD 3650 no problems here ;) .
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May 26, 2009 12:26:52 AM

If anything, seeing as the C2D line is faster then the Athlon x2/Phenom line, it would run faster on an Intel then an AMD. Just because you put an AMD video card in a non AMD system doesn't mean the card downclocks itself 20%.
May 26, 2009 2:48:54 AM

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Its just marketing, since AMD owns ATI now they would prefer you have both their CPUs combined with their graphics as well. Ive always had AMD cpus minus the Pent 2 400mhz I had 10 years ago. Recently had a X2 6000 cpu bundled with a Nvidia 8800 GTs 640mb card and games ran fine. Curently I went with a Phen 2 955 and a ATI 4870 1gb and everything runs great as well!


Yes your lovely photos you posted also point to that conclusion.

Word, Playa.
May 26, 2009 3:04:03 AM

Could be we just never would know! because the intel and amd cpus vary usually in different application it's more or less apples to oranges when comparing cpus in a price range. But if you're a true fanboy liek audiophile you will believe it does no matter what proof is given to you.
May 26, 2009 3:49:20 AM

As far as I know, no they don't, but their motherboards and software support kick ass.
May 26, 2009 3:59:20 AM

It shouldn't matter, although I believe Crossfire could run better if the GPUs were paired with an AMD chipset.
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May 26, 2009 4:44:25 AM

IzzyCraft said:
Could be we just never would know!

If it was true we would know by now, and if we didn't know then obviously it isn't making a noticeable impact is it? ;) 

Besides, what would Intel say to the EU if AMD got caught doing this?
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May 26, 2009 5:50:42 AM

randomizer said:
If it was true we would know by now, and if we didn't know then obviously it isn't making a noticeable impact is it? ;) 

Besides, what would Intel say to the EU if AMD got caught doing this?


I think the EU would say "Doing what? We dn't see anything"

j/k :p 

The only time a GPU runs betetr with a CPU is only when the GPU is no longer the bottleneck, mainly in multi card setups. Thats the only time you will see much of a difference between the CPUs. But when its a single GPU they all run the same no matter what.
May 26, 2009 3:04:15 PM

I would be more concerned about the video card liking the mobo then I would the CPU, but that's just me.

Especially if you're a SLI/Crossfire user.
May 27, 2009 9:21:39 AM

The short answer is no
May 27, 2009 11:21:12 AM

If AMD/ATI did this, Intel would have its ass spanked.
May 27, 2009 11:23:14 AM

But AMD will do this at 2011. Ever heard "BullDozer" and "Fusion"?
If not, get your lazy bones up working hard to type "Bulldozer AMD" then pick ones with wiki. Read it then click the link that says "Fusion". There's you go.
May 27, 2009 12:40:27 PM

4745454b said:
If anything, seeing as the C2D line is faster then the Athlon x2/Phenom line, it would run faster on an Intel then an AMD. Just because you put an AMD video card in a non AMD system doesn't mean the card downclocks itself 20%.



Um.... Thats not true.

The Phenom II line kicks ass against the Core 2 Duo.

Core 2 Quad even bows to AMD's Might depending on settings.
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May 27, 2009 2:27:09 PM

I didn't say PhenomII, I said Phenom. There is a difference. Learn to read before voting a post down. I would be willing to bet that most people running AMDs in their systems are still running either an X2, or an original phenom. PhII are to new, and haven't sold as many.
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