I am thinking to buy the nvidia 480 but i have 4gb ram 800mhz and quad core 9300 cpu 2.5 ghz.I would like to know if the ddr2 rams and the cpu will affect the performance of the graphics card.If i had an i7 and ddr3 rams the nvidia 480 would have better performance?
If you can asnwer me.Also what is your opinion on buying the nvidia 480 or ati 5970.
Hello and welcome to the forums
DDR2 vs DDR3 doesn't make a noticeable difference in gaming.But going from a Q9300 to an i7 CPU will give you a boost.
As for 480 vs 5970, well 5970 is faster and runs cooler and quieter but its costs more.
I am thinking to wait until fall that the new nvidia 485 will be released.For ati that is faster is common sense because it's 2 chips but with nvidia it's a new single chip.All these years i prefer nvidia because they are more reliable.I would like to hear your opinion about that, for the first time i am thinking to buy the 5970 card because i have read a lot of reviews.I don't know what to do!!