Phenom mobos ATI only?
I am starting to think about purchasing a new computer and my love affair with AMD has been slowly waning in the past year. With the new Phenoms, they are starting to look good, but as best I can tell, the only serious mobos out there are for ATI CrossFire only. Now I get the whole AMD-ATI thing, but is that the way its going to be forced from now on? Does anyone know of any planned Phenom mobos with an NVIDIA chipset? Intel is starting to look better, if not more confusing with their chipsets.
Not for several months.
Originally Posted by Derek French
I'm going to be heading into a mobo/CPU/RAM upgrade within the next 6 months and am leaning heavily to Intel this round even though I've had nothing but good to say about the X2 4400+ on the nForce4 chipset (Asus A8N-SLI mobo) that I've been using since 2005. If AMD proved that it can maintain some consistency again, I might be considering it, and I'm watching closely in the next months to see what's best when I do my upgrade.
Are you a loyal customer/fan of particular brands, Derek? I'm not, which is why I tend to switch around to whatever is best at a particular time.
You can use a single Nvidia card on any CrossFire board without problems, you just can't do SLI. Why people do CrossFire or SLI at all is beyond me.
For my last home motherboard, I went with a nice MSI model (this was three years ago). It has SATA RAID and everything I needed build into the motherboard. Its never let me down. At work, almost all of my boxes have had an ASUS motherboard in them and they have all been stellar for me. Beyond that, I don't have any experience with other motherboards, other than a Gigabyte that I purchased with my Celeron 300A that allowed me to easily overclock it to 450.
Originally Posted by Equisilus
I think its going to come down to when I purchase as to which CPU brand I go with. If its sooner, I will delve into the swirling flotsam of the Intels, and if its later, and there is an NVIDIA chipset Phenom board around, I will go with that.