First question: Have I narrowed down to the best choice per my requirements or can you recommend another GPU?
Second question: If I have the best choice, which specific card/company do you recommend? I was leaning towards the XFX since they have some lifetime warranty but then saw the ASUS has a D-Sub instead of DisplayPort connector ... could come in handy.
Thanks in advance!
Edit: Host will be Linux (probably ubuntu) then I want to run Windows 7 in Virtual Box
I noticed since this is a server board, the x16 PCIe ports (hardware connector) are actually only "x8 throughput": 2 x8 ports to the MCH can be combined for x16 throughput. What I'm uncertain of is if the x16 hardware connector is actually wired to support this: E.g., do they wire it such that 2 MCH x8 ports are wired to each x16 hardware connector such that you can get x16 throughput from one or the other x16 connectors or if these are purely x16 connectors, each of which can only get x8 throughput? Anybody know?