Do you want to buy a new graphics card but don’t know if you can use it with your current processor?
Graphics cards are used to process images and article.
If you own a computer with an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, then you should be able to run a graphics card without problems.
However, if you have a different type of processor, such as AMD Athlon X2, Ryzen 3, or Ryzen 5, then you might need to get a compatible graphics card.
In this blog post, I’m going to explain you how to find out if you can use a graphics card with your current processor.

Using Nvidia GPUs with AMD CPUs

Nvidia graphics cards are designed specifically for gaming, but they can also be used for other tasks such as article editing. However, if you wish to use a GPU for other applications, you will need to install drivers for the card. This process is usually done automatically by Windows 10, but sometimes you may need to download and install the driver manually.

What to Expect If You Have AMD CPU & GPU in Your Computer

If you have an AMD processor and Nvidia graphics card installed in your computer, you will not be able to run any games using the Nvidia graphics card. In order to play games using the Nvidia graphics, you will need to uninstall the AMD graphics card from your computer. How to Uninstall AMD Graphics Card from Your PC

3D Rendering

1 Download the latest version of Radeon Settings AMD Catalyst Control Center. 2 Open the downloaded file.

SAM (Smart Access Memory)

3 Click on the "Display" tab. 4 Select "AMD APP Accelerated Graphics Driver". 5 Click on "Apply Changes". 6 Restart your computer. 7 Go back to the Display tab and select "Advanced Settings". 8 In the "Graphics Processing Unit" section, click on "Performance Options". 9 Set the "Maximum Performance Mode" to "High". 10 Save the changes. 11 Close the program. 12 Reboot your computer. 13 Go back to the Display Tab and select "Advanced Settings" again. 14 In the "Graphics Processing Units" section, click on the "Power Management" option. 15 Check the box next to "Allow Power Saving" and set the "Max Power Savings Level" to "Low". 16 Click on "Save Changes". 17 Restart your computer.

Open Source Drivers

1. Download AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 Beta 2 from here. 2. Extract the archive file using WinRAR or 7zip.

AMD GPUs Consumer Less Power

Open source drivers are available for Linux kernel 3.10 and above. For older kernels, users can install the proprietary driver from AMD website.


AMD Radeon R9 290X costs $549.99 as of August 2014 while NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti costs $699.00 as of August 2014.

Can You Expect a Boost in Performace If You Pair Nvidia GPU with an Intel CPU?

Yes, but only if you’re using a compatible motherboard. Intel CPUs are designed to run on motherboards that support the LGA 1151 socket. AMD CPUs are designed to run only on motherboards that support LGA 2011 sockets. This means that if you buy an AMD CPU, you’ll need to get a motherboard that supports the LGA 2011 socket. However, if you buy an Intel CPU, you can expect to see performance improvements if you pair it with a motherboard that supports the new LGA 1151 socket which includes many current generation boards. If you buy an AMD CPU and a motherboard that doesn’t support the LGA 115x socket, you won’t see any performance gains.

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