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2008-09-01T01:39:33Z

 

Hello,


As I am going to buy a new PC I wish to know which video card brand should to go with keeping in view the future developments such as Intel's release of their Core i7 (Nehalem) processors by the end of this year. And as you know there is dispute between intel and Nvidia at present and it may be possible that Nvidia may not be able to support intel's next processors i.e. Core i7, do you think that Nvidia which is today the defacto standard in PC gaming and widely recognized would lose this position to the ATI video cards in near future? So should I go forward with Nvidia or ATI? Kindly recommend. Thanks[:)]

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bob_on_the_cob
2008-09-01T01:43:02Z

Nvidia just anounced that they were going to support Intels new chepsets for sli. Whats your budget going to be? Nehalem will be out in a few months but the cheapest CPU will be over $300, plus the premium on DDR3. As far as GPUs you can't go wrong either way. Now is a great time to be buying a new GPU.

warlord
2008-09-01T07:05:29Z

Really depends on the budget

rapid1
2008-09-01T13:35:45Z

I'd go ATI unless you wanna step up to the 280 on the Nvidia side. For me I'd rather have higher cpu memory clocks and better PSU and MB and pay 300 for a top of the line 1GB ddr5 4870 or step up to the 4870 X2. However the X2 is only 100 dollars less than a 280 it is crossfire on a card and 2gb of ddr5. That still leaves you 100 bucks to save or spend on better other components :)