Hi guys, I used to have a XFX HD 5850, now I got a MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II, a friend of mine was telling me due I have a Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (AMD3 socket) and a AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE (unlocked 4th core and stable at 3.5 Ghz OC) I should get a HD 6970 since it is an AMD Video Card and it will work better with my entire system.
Is this true? I chose the GTX 570 because of the benchmark charts which shows it a little bit powerful than the HD 6970.
My complete specs are:
- AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE (4th core unlocked) OC @ 3.5 Ghz
- GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
- MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
- COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready
- Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler
- COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
your friend is incorrect and the fact that you have a nVIdia gfx card with an AMD chipset / motherboard makes no difference at all..
now if you have a dual slot motherboard it would be a CFX board since it's the 890 chipset.
meaning it's not able to do SLi (two or more nVidia cards) but only do CFX (to AMD cards or more).
so if running a single gfx card then the GTX 570 is a better option.
now if wanting to go SLi one day then you will need to upgrade to the newer 990 chipset / motherboard.
Thanks! I have just one right now... didn't now about not being able to go SLI though.. Thanks!