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GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« on: February 26, 2011, 05:01:42 am »
Hi Everyone

I have a question, I have a Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H. what is the best graphics card for gaming?  :-\
Can't decide which graphics cards to get Nvidia SLI or ATI crossfire. which use SLI or ATI Radeon? i am so confused >,< can you help me? Thanks alot ;)

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Re: GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 10:55:16 am »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

Well each side , AMD and nVidia, has thier own followers and often they won't be swayed either way. Personally I go for whichever gives the best bang for buck result. At the moment I would suggest AMD as the better buy, not just because of value but I feel there are a lot of issues at the moment with nVidia cards.

If you are looking for sheer power then probably the nVidia 580 is the way to go (unless you want to wait for the 590 dual chip board), but cost and power requirements are prohibitive. Also noise is a major drawback too unless water cooling.

A lot depends on your budget and the type of use it will be put to. The AMD boards are certainly more affordable and there isn't much difference in terms of output. They also offer "Eyefinity" which enables the use of several monitors in a sort of surround view configuration. This is quite impressive and can give a definite advantage when game playing, apart from the "bragging rights"!

I hope this helps a little and if you have any specific questions please post back.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 11:24:23 am »
@ Dark Mantis

I see. thanks for replying. i really interest Eyefinity for 3 display lcd monitor. i just wonder ( The PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode when ATI CrossFireX™ is enabled )  if i will buy the nVidia 590 then fit will put into my mobo. is it working?

My pc specs

CPU- core i5 2500
MOBO- GA-H67MA-UD2H
GPU - CANT DECIDE BUY AMD OR NIVIDA  ??? ??? ???
RAM - Gskill 1600 4gb
COOL- CM V6 GT
PSU- Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w ( will buy upgrade ) :)

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Re: GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 11:48:03 am »
PCIE x8 is plenty for any single GPU card's throughput so that isn't a problem at all.

The 590 I think will be a prohibitive price as per normal for this type of card and is only really for those with money to throw away. It should however fit your motherboard if yoiu wanted to go down that route.

If you can afford them a pair of AMD 6970 cards in Crossfire would be a formidable setup and offer you the Eyefinity monitor option. They come with 2 GB of memory on each card as well. I am running one of them on it's own and it is well powerful anyway.

Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 04:39:54 pm »

Oh i see. i will buy AMD 6970. Thanks for your help. its really appreciated.  :D

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Re: GA-H67MA-UD2H help... about graphic card
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 06:50:27 pm »
Happy to be of assistance. You can always add another later in Crossfire mode if you want even more power. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy