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Old 02-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question Graphics manufacturer vs. motherboard manufacturer

Do you think there's much benefit to matching the manufacturer of a graphics card with the motherboard? E.g. If you buy an Asus motherboard, match it with an Asus graphics card.

I think it's important to find a good motherboard, but what if your chosen graphics card and motherboard don't play nice?
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As for as I know, It doesn't make a difference.
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Do you think there's much benefit to matching the manufacturer of a graphics card with the motherboard? E.g. If you buy an Asus motherboard, match it with an Asus graphics card.
No.

It is in the best interest of manufacturers to ensure that their products conform and perform to relevant standards to ensure compatibility regardless of competing manufacturers.

If manufacturer products are found to be (frequently) incompatible, then manufacturers are risking losing sales. Manufacturers will then most likely eventually cease to trade.


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I think it's important to find a good motherboard, but what if your chosen graphics card and motherboard don't play nice?
Unlikely to occur with products from principal/established manufacturers.
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It makes no difference. BTW. In the past, NVIDIA tried to push this idea when it still manufactured chipsets, but is was a marketing gimmick.
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Sweet
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

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In the past, NVIDIA tried to push this idea when it still manufactured chipsets, but is was a marketing gimmick.
Interesting. The idea just occurred to me without seeing any marketing.
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Yeah, at the time they were infer that NVIDIA video cards would perform better on motherboards with NVIDIA chipset (which is B.S.)
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brispuss made a good point about the interests of manufacturers being best served by compatibility with each other.
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brispuss made a good point about the interests of manufacturers being best served by compatibility with each other.
Seems like you don't really understand. Consumers are best served by standards and woe to manufacturers that don't adhere to them.

This is the reason builders and enthusiasts didn't buy Dell products unless it was a monitor. Also think Metric and English Imperial standards. Or Betamax and VHS.
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Did you just repeat what brispuss asserted? No need to condescend when someone asks a question.

How does the analogy of metric vs. imperial apply here?
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Did you just repeat what brispuss asserted? No need to condescend when someone asks a question.

How does the analogy of metric vs. imperial apply here?
Not exactly I am stressing a bit larger perspective.

Condescending??? Your reply to brispuss did imply a limited understanding. If I am wrong just say so. If you only want yes or no answers I will remember that for the future.

Most understand measurements, the tools required and the consequences if these standards are not adhered.

The Betamax vs VHS is a well known format war to set standards. Both Sony and JVC are still in business.

The subject is not so cut and dry. The ATX standards are a good example. Some manufacturers follow them and do no more. Others exceed them with good results. Note the latest efficiency standards for psu. ATX 2.31


Table 24. Efficiency Versus Load
Loading Full Load Typical Load Light Load PFC
REQUIRED Minimum Efficiency 70% 72% 65% -

RECOMMENDED Minimum Efficiency 80% 80% 80% 0.9
http://www.formfactors.org/developer...DG_rev_1_1.pdf

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