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July 1, 2010 11:16:00 AM

Hello,
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.

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July 1, 2010 12:03:21 PM

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.
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July 1, 2010 12:41:41 PM

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July 1, 2010 8:58:24 PM

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!!
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July 1, 2010 9:42:22 PM

What resolution do you play at ?
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July 2, 2010 7:58:43 AM

Resolution: 1680x1050
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July 2, 2010 8:51:24 AM

For your resolution, HD5770 or HD5850 just more than enough for the average use...
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July 2, 2010 9:25:55 AM

True
There is no need for either GTX 480/HD 5970 for that resolution, a 5770/5850(in case you want to play with AA/AF) suffices
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July 2, 2010 2:39:55 PM

But for the upcoming games like crysis 2 and metro 2033 i will need the best card to play it with full graphics.I have an nforce 780i sli motherboard ,it would be better to prefer nvidia cards?
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July 2, 2010 4:28:06 PM

No one knows the system requirments of Crysis 2, but as for Metro you'll be fine(however the game isn't very well optimized)
As for your board,well a "Single" ATI card will work on your board.
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July 2, 2010 5:45:59 PM

When a 5770/5850 can handle every game fine on 1680x1050, why go with 480/5970 ? either 480 or 5970 will shine at high resolutions (FULL HD+) and won't show their full potential in lower resolutions.
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