Topic Title: AMD Video Cards vs Nvidia Cards with AMD Processors
Topic Summary: Seeking advice on a newer video card purchase.
Created On: 05/29/2013 11:33 PM
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 05/29/2013 11:33 PM
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Catfisher
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Hi All,

I have an older PC, a 2007-8 HP with an AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core processor, 5200+ 2.6 GHz. I have 4 GB Ram and an upgraded PSU, a Rosewill Capstone 650W PSU.  I am currently using an MSI N9800 GT series video card.

I cannot afford to upgrade to a current line video card and my PC probably couldn't run it anyway.  I do want to move up to a card from 2012 that will improve my games, like Bioshock 2 and hopefully Bioshock Infinate and others.

I would like to know if there is an advantage to using an AMD video card versus an Nvidia card because the CPU is an Athlon dual core processor?  In other words, does the AMD Athlon CPU perform better with an AMD video card than it will with a comparable Nvidia video card?

Thanks in advance for all opinions and education.

 05/30/2013 12:23 AM
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from my experience,it does not matter witch brand you choose because it depends what kind of games do you like to play usually and at what settings and what resolution are you using,altough your cpu is older and not fast enough for games at max settings and 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 resolution,but in my opinion at this moment the best choiches would be for me gtx 670 or HD7970 i would choose gtx 670 in my country it has the same price as HD 7970.



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 05/30/2013 09:12 AM
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Slow CPU is slow. Save your money until you can upgrade the whole machine.

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 05/30/2013 10:54 AM
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see if you can find a hd 5770 or hd 4850 thouse should be cheapper if you find second hand ones.



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 05/30/2013 11:40 AM
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The 4850 would not be a good choice as it has only legacy support and is a DX10 card. A 5xxx or 6xxx series card would be more widely compatible..and not that expensive.



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 05/30/2013 04:53 PM
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An HD 5770 if you must upgrade now, anything stronger and you start running into a CPU brick wall and hit a huge point of diminishing returns.

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