Hi, I have a ASUS M5A88-M with FX 4100 and 2x 4GB RAM (1333). I want to replace my old Nvidia 9600GT GPU with a new one. It already has an Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 GPU, now should I buy an ATI Radeon or Nvidia GPU? As there is Crossfire x support, will buying an Radeon GPU help in any way?
Azathoth if I put an HD 7770, will the on board gpu and this external gpu (7770) work in tandem OR will the HD 7770 work alone? I mean that is what the CrossFireX technology means right? Pls correct me if I am wrong, i'm a bit outdated on these.
Secondly M5A88-M motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x16, whereas this HD 7770 works on PCI Express 3.0 x16. Wouldn't this be a bottleneck on the performance?
I understand ur point 13thmonkey. I was also looking at Nvidia GTX 550Ti which seems to be a commonly preferred card by many.
If I were to compare between these 2 (GTX 550Ti and HD 7770) which one should I be going for??
Performance wise I need the better one, cost is not a factor.