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April 14, 2009 7:22:20 AM

I'm planning to assemble my first computer and I don't know which graphics card to buy. My Processor is an AMD x4 and my motherboard is an Asus M3N78. I'm not sure which chipset is compatible with my processor and mobo. Can both ATI or Nvidia will work on my board and cpu?

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April 14, 2009 7:36:09 AM

Either one will work fine.
April 14, 2009 8:11:43 AM

Thanks Ravenware. Because someone told me if my mobo's chipset is an ATI, I should look for a graphics card with an ATI chipset. And so does goes for mobo's with Nvidia chipset.
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April 14, 2009 11:10:43 AM

Strangely enough, you have an Nvidia chipset on your AMD mobo. Like ravenware said, either card will be fine.
April 14, 2009 1:37:45 PM

Yes get the best priced or best performance card. Either is fine brand does not matter. Just research the different cards and what you use them and pair them up.
April 14, 2009 3:41:03 PM

ATI GPUs tend to work better with your CPU just by nature, but with an NVIDIA chipset, I guess it's just whatever you think has better bang for the buck.

Here are my points about the two companies:



NVIDIA:

Pro:

1) GREAT drivers and software
2) EVGA makes them (A great company w/ great support)
3) Very powerful hardware, overclockable pretty far
4) SLI usually works better than Crossfire
5) Work better with NVIDIA chipsets and/or Intel CPUs

Con:

1) Usually pretty expensive compared to ATI
2) HUGE cards that draw LOTS of power
3) Not a lot of MIRs



ATI:

Pro:

1) A few good companies make them (Sapphire is usually best)
2) Very good bang for buck
3) Smaller than NVIDIA cards and usually more power efficient
4) Almost every model features an MIR
5) Work great with AMD CPUs

Con:

1) Crossfire is usually a mess
2) Often have very poorly written drivers
3) Tech support is not always so great

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