Does Chipset-to-GPU Matching Matter?

I know this article is probably more technical than we normally like to post here, but I like it because many people assume that if they buy an NVidia NForce motherboard, that naturally an Nvidia video card will provide faster performance. Tom's Hardware has a comparison up that tries to dispell this myth, which is good so that you can simply upgrade for the best components you want, no worries to match.

Tom's Hardware

The benchmarks consistently show inconsistency between graphics and chipset performance, so brand matching of graphics cards to chipsets doesn't seem to matter at all. If you're not concerned about SLI or Crossfire, your card selection is as simple as picking the best card available for the money, while you can rest easy in the knowledge that mixing these imparts no performance penalty. This is great news for anyone who upgrades one part at a time.