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Do ATI cards work better with AMD processors?

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September 6, 2009 3:32:29 PM

My 4850 died and although I just sent it in yesterday i've been thinking about getting a new card. A lot of the games I have say nvidia beforehand and i was thinking about trying out a GTX 280. because I have an AMD processor, is it better to get a 4870? or should i just wait a month till I get it back and keep the 4850?
I have an AMD Phenom x4 9850 processor.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 3:57:11 PM

^ The statement above is false. Ati cards dont work better on amd cpu's. An amd and intel equivalent processor would give you the same result. I bet you a amd phenom 2 x4 and a 4870 would get beat buy a i7 with a 4870. (only because there in a different performance level)

So if both companies cpu's are in the same class you would gain the same results. No special treatment with amd/ati.
September 6, 2009 3:59:59 PM

ok. thanks for answering!
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September 6, 2009 4:06:13 PM

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Everyone I talk to says yes they are optimized for each other, work together better.


Everybody you talk to is wrong.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 4:32:35 PM

AMD would like you to think so.... but not so much.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 4:39:02 PM

well since amd owns ati hey could very well optimise the gpu+cpu interface
September 6, 2009 4:39:38 PM

older drivers were "shady" when it came to crossfire scaling on the intel processors, but w/ 9.8 its good as gone
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 5:02:21 PM

obsidian86 said:
well since amd owns ati hey could very well optimise the gpu+cpu interface


I dont think they can just optimize it like that. They need to increase there work done per cycle on the cpu. They are falling behind intel.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 5:13:30 PM

google ati fusion gpcpu hybrid its using amd an ati tech
September 6, 2009 5:14:30 PM

http://www.modreactor.com/english/Reviews/Test-ATI-HD-4...

look at all those results in depth and look at the cat drivers and tell me thats bollocks psycho.

i looked into it cuz i switched from 955 to 920 and saw a few reviews with similar resulst, and somewhere on here people were talking about it too
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2009 5:32:01 PM

obsidian86 said:
google ati fusion gpcpu hybrid its using amd an ati tech


I believe all there doing is building a gpu and cpu built on one chip. There only able to fuse low end gpu onto the cpu. Not sure how much the performance would change then having a discrete standalone card.
September 6, 2009 6:51:07 PM

did you use both a amd and intel equivalent on same-ish-spex with same results on multiple drivers? even the older ones?
September 6, 2009 9:31:59 PM

yeah, but i read a few sites in agreement with what i said, otherwise i would have not said it, obviously you have a much better understanding than i and you are l33t

i got pooned no doubt
September 6, 2009 11:27:02 PM

thanks +1
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