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ATI cards compatibility with Intel's mobos?

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October 19, 2009 12:19:59 AM

Hello all

I want to upgrade my graphics card to MSI ATI 4870 but lots of hardware sellers didnt recommend that and instead they said I should get an nvidia card because my Intel mobo supports nvidia cards rather than ATI's so is this true? I would love to upgrade to nvidia but they dont have a card that matches ATI 4870 in terms of price and performance so i have to resort to ATI.

here are my system specs:

Specs:

Motherbrd : ASUSTeK P5K SE Intel P35.

Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz.

Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB GDDR3.

Memory : kingmax Semiconductor 2 GB DDR2-SDRAM PC5300 .

Storage : WDC SATA-II 80 GB.

October 19, 2009 12:23:05 AM

No it's not true
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October 19, 2009 12:50:00 AM

Yeah, whoever said that either doesn't know what they're talking about or isn't being honest with you.
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October 19, 2009 1:19:44 AM

If anything they are telling you the opposite of the truth. A single card will work in any board with no problems, regardless of brands. Multi-GPU solutions such as CrossFireX and SLI won't work with all chipsets. The P35 chipset only supports CrossFireX, which means you can't run more than one NVIDIA card but you can run more than one ATI card.
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October 19, 2009 2:22:54 AM

Yep, any single card will work PERFECT on any board, as long as it is the correct board for the slot anyway. You only have to be concerned if you are running Crossfire or SLI.
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