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Intel CPU. Nvidia or AMD GPU?

So, I'm in the process of picking out all the components for my first PC build. I plan on going with the Intel i5 2500k or 2550k, and had originally planned on going with the Radeon HD 6870. Is there a reason I should go with Nvidia instead (aside from Physx)?
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  1. hmm, 6870 isn't a bad choice but you should be better in nvidia series like gtx 570 this one is a little expensive but gives you an optimum performance, and well physx is good features that is not available in every game only in few games like mafia,batman arkham asylam etc but for dedicated card pick out 9800gt or gtx 275.
  2. 1) i5 2500k will be good for gaming and overclocking no need to go for 2550k.

    2)going with an hd 6870 will be the perfect choice because its cheaper and better in performance.:)
  3. sunnk said:
    1) i5 2500k will be good for gaming and overclocking no need to go for 2550k.

    2)going with an hd 6870 will be the perfect choice because its cheaper and better in performance.:)


    Better in performance than a GTX 570 that @xtreme5 posted? I think not
  4. vitornob said:
    Better in performance than a GTX 570 that @xtreme5 posted? I think not


    no he dont posted that.
  5. sunnk said:
    no he dont posted that.


    Ok, so I'm assuming you compared the HD6870 to a GTX 560 so.
    Considering Newegg:
    GTX 560 roughly is 10~20 dollars more expensive than a HD6870. I do agree HD6870 it's cheaper, but due to this difference I don't think price would be a decisive factor to decide between then
  6. I thought Mousemonkey was going to delete these threads?

    Anyways, the 6870 vs the 560 is pretty even, enough so that both will do whatever you want them to just fine :)

    So... Go with what's cheaper. Check out the benchmarks on Tomshardware if you want to.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850-barts,2776-9.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp-edition-gtx-560-directcu-ii-top,2944-5.html
  7. Go for the 6870, they are usually cheaper.
  8. vitornob said:
    Ok, so I'm assuming you compared the HD6870 to a GTX 560 so.
    Considering Newegg:
    GTX 560 roughly is 10~20 dollars more expensive than a HD6870. I do agree HD6870 it's cheaper, but due to this difference I don't think price would be a decisive factor to decide between then


    yes i compared hd 6870 to an gtx 560 there is lot more difference first of its cheaper and it gives almost same performance as gtx 560 gives and for price $10 - 20 is also a big difference and the hd 6870 uses less power even an 450w good quality psu can handle it so in my opinion i will not recommend him an gtx560.i will reccomend the cheaper with an better performance.
  9. jimmi_payge said:
    So, I'm in the process of picking out all the components for my first PC build. I plan on going with the Intel i5 2500k or 2550k, and had originally planned on going with the Radeon HD 6870. Is there a reason I should go with Nvidia instead (aside from Physx)?


    Thanks for the input folks. So here's another question. Is Nvidia more compatible with Intel than AMD is? Are there going to be some disrete performance advantages if I were to go with Nvidia over AMD?
  10. jimmi_payge said:
    Thanks for the input folks. So here's another question. Is Nvidia more compatible with Intel than AMD is? Are there going to be some disrete performance advantages if I were to go with Nvidia over AMD?

    No and none whatsoever apparently, so before this turns into another Nvidia Vs AMD bunfight let's close it here.
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