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Any benefits to an ATI / AMD setup?

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December 30, 2010 3:14:29 PM

Looking to build a strictly gaming PC (with a little photo editing capability) for a family member and the way I see it, ATI and AMD are both budget-centric with good performance.

I know that AMD owns ATI, so with that in mind, are there any benefits to using their CPU and GPU together?

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December 30, 2010 6:51:59 PM

Yes, but only if you want the option to add a second GPU. AMD motherboards don't natively support SLI (nVidia's dual card technology), so if you choose an AMD CPU and a nVidia card, you're eliminating an upgrade path. Other than that, there is no advantage to staying in the family.
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December 30, 2010 7:03:59 PM

Unless you get an Nvidia chipset. Then you can use SLI although nvidia chipsets are generally not recommended.
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December 30, 2010 7:13:56 PM

the nvidia chipsets are old though and getting obsolete
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January 15, 2011 8:13:38 AM

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