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Do AMD Motherboards Support nVidia Card's Without SLI?

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September 2, 2010 7:20:54 AM

I was wanting to build a new gaming pc with the following parts:

Gigabyte NVIDIA N480D5-15I-B GEFORCE GTX480, 1536MB, GDDR5, 700MHz, CORE, DVI, PCIe 2.0
AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1090T 3.20GHz 9MB Cache (AM3)
Corsair DDR3 8GB PC-10600/1333 (4x XMS3 2GB) CMX8GX3M4B1333C9 Ram
Corsair AX-750 750W ATX Modular Power Supply
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Dual Gigabit Lan / AM3

I already know that the motherboard does NOT support nvidia SLI but i was wondering if it would support the single GTX 480 video card?
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 7:23:30 AM

Sure.
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 7:29:13 AM

Yes it would, Although a 480 is not really a card I'd usually recommend. What games do you play and at what resolutions?
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 11:50:44 AM

They are lying, your performance will be severely reduced. Don't do it!!!

Purchase an ATI card like all good people do.
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September 2, 2010 12:01:41 PM

Yes, it should work...
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a c 145 Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 12:10:47 PM

strangestranger said:
They are lying, your performance will be severely reduced. Don't do it!!!

Purchase an ATI card like all good people do.

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September 2, 2010 1:58:41 PM

It will work. I have the exact same mobo/processor and a 470. no issues other than a tad noisy under load. in which case i just turn sound up :) 
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 2:15:14 PM

not only will it work, but there are some cases of people using a patch to enable SLI on 890FX boards (by making it look like an x58 chipset to the NV drivers)
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 2:35:52 PM

strangestranger said:
They are lying, your performance will be severely reduced. Don't do it!!!

Purchase an ATI card like all good people do.


You know if you want to be helpful, don't miss lead people. Not everyone knows that your giving your opinion only rather then stating a solid provable fact. I do own ATI cards and find them incredible, but Nvidia also make incredible cards.
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 2:53:39 PM

And how can you prove it?

You don't mean by looking up reviews and such do you...

The sort of thing that the OP could have done in 5 minutes. I know if you have nothing to add to a thread don't post but I was couldn't help myself.
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 7:46:05 PM

actually you can soemtimes sli in a amd board if its designed for crossfire... but it will take some work and it will void your warrenty ;) 

as for working yea a nvidia card x1 will work just fine with no modification needed
September 2, 2010 7:57:48 PM

Deweycd: his quote under his name says ATI forever!!!! not to mention the tone it implies i dont think he was trying to mislead anyone.... IMO
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 8:53:43 PM

Just a quick mention that my quote is to do with the name not a preference for products.
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September 2, 2010 9:51:22 PM

strangestranger said:
Just a quick mention that my quote is to do with the name not a preference for products.

Why do I get the feeling that you're not all that happy with recent announcements? [:mousemonkey]
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2010 10:24:32 PM

Hey I have had this for a while. I ain't stopping call them ati and whilst reviews have for a while I don't think may users will either.

Also, I like how people automatically assume it is a fanboy statement. Now if I had "death to nvidia"...
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a c 80 Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 10:35:37 PM

strangestranger said:
Hey I have had this for a while. I ain't stopping call them ati and whilst reviews have for a while I don't think may users will either.

Also, I like how people automatically assume it is a fanboy statement. Now if I had "death to nvidia"...



Your statement said people were lying, and that an Nvidia card would severly reduce performance. I'd have to call your original comment a fanboy statement.

Although, my intitial take on your post was you were being sarcastic. It seems I was mistaken.
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a c 168 Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 10:37:24 PM

strangestranger said:
Hey I have had this for a while. I ain't stopping call them ati and whilst reviews have for a while I don't think may users will either.

Also, I like how people automatically assume it is a fanboy statement. Now if I had "death to nvidia"...

I've known (and respect) your stance for some time know but I still find the comments they provoke amusing.

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September 2, 2010 10:48:51 PM
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QuantumPhx,

Your configuration will work great as it stands,and although the 480 is a great card , you will be limited if you ever choose to upgrade in the future to a two card set-up. PC's are very personal to each person that builds them, but I feel that a comparable AMD card may benefit you in the future depending on your needs of course, and what type of games and what detail level you choose to use with your software of choice. As we all know 2-3 years is a basic life cycle of a gaming PC, so just think about it for longevity.

Sincerely,
Third Darkness
September 12, 2010 1:33:36 AM

Thanks for all the reply's much appreciated, Quantum
September 12, 2010 1:45:34 AM

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