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    nVidia Graphics Card on AMD Motherboard

    I'm a bit old skool when it comes to building PCs and haven't put one together for around ten years. In the past it used to be the rule that you'd run an nVidia card with Intel and an ATI card with AMD.

    AMD have bought ATI so it stands to reason that an AMD GFX card would be a natural partner with an AMD motherboard. But is this true? You always see AMD boards advertising Crossfire but no mention (that i recall) of SLI.

    Assuming you can use nVidia cards with AMD boards, are there any drawbacks? Could you still use SLI? Can you take advantage of the CUDA cores for processing in Adobe software?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    - Thanks in advance

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    Re: nVidia Graphics Card on AMD Motherboard

    Doesn't make a difference. The Intel P35 boards, for example, didn't support SLI, but you could run Crossfire on some of them IIRC.

    Just check what each board supports, there's no particular reason to go AMD chipset + AMD card or Intel chipset + nVidia card.

    On another note, could you please keep an eye on the start dates of threads you're posting in - if the last post was over 2 weeks ago, the original person starting the thread has probably already bought the kit/changed their rig. If there's something important to add, by all means, just check your post is adding to the discussion.

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    Re: nVidia Graphics Card on AMD Motherboard

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'd naturally check the motherboards specification before making a purchasing decision. I just wanted to know if there was a general convention.

    As for posts, i understand your request to check dates and only add to discussions that are current/active, but despite the age of the post, when i search Google for answers i want all the information i can find. Even if it is something that the originally poster has lost interest in.

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