Solved Worth upgrading from 9800GTX+? Tags: Performance Nvidia Graphics Last response: August 22, 2013 7:55 PM in Graphics & Displays Share lavrentis August 22, 2013 7:27:18 PM Hello, I have a Nvidia 512MB 9800GTX+ in my machine and I want to run FSX better. It does run stable at 25fps+ but I would like to get this higher as it is choppy sometimes. I was thinking of the GTX480 as that seems reasonably priced. Do you think I will see a performance increase, is it worth a purchase? Other specs are(it's an old PC) OC Core2Duo e4500 2.8ghz, 4GB 940mhz More about : worth upgrading 9800gtx pezonator August 22, 2013 7:49:39 PM Dude..... Going from a 9800GTX to a GTX 480 is like....massive! But why the 480? It big and power hungry. What about something with better performance like a GTX 660 which is fairly cheap. m 0 l Best solution aevm a b Î Nvidia August 22, 2013 7:55:35 PM IIRC FSX works better on quad-core CPUs than on dual cores. Think about a MB/CPU upgrade. Adding more RAM could reduce the choppiness too. You need a 64-bit Windows to take advantage of more than 4 GB of RAM. The GTX 480 is several times faster than what you have (http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...), but there are better options now, e.g. the GTX 770. If you do buy the GTX 480, you need a PSU with at least 550W. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Worth upgrading from 9800gtx (not the "+" model) to gtx260 core 216? Forum SolvedI have a 9800gtx card, but would it be worth it to upgrade to ati 4870 Forum Worth upgrade from 9800gtx+ to GTX 460 1GB? Forum Upgrade from 9800gtx, worth it without a new board? HALP Forum SolvedNeed advice, upgrading from 9800gtx+ 512mb Forum SolvedUpgrading from 9800GTX+ Forum 9800gtx+ for 75$(4000inr) worth?? Forum Is it worth to change to gtx280 from 9800gtx+? Forum I just recently bought a nvidia 560ti gpu for my pc. I am upgrading my very outdated 9800gtx+ (it has handled everything I hav Forum Is sli worth in with a evga 9800gtx+? Forum 250GTS worth it over 9800GTX+? Forum SolvedGTX 780 SLI worth upgrading to GTX 980? Forum Is it worth to step-up from 8800gt to 9800gtx? Forum 9800Gtx Step up worth it? Forum Is the 9800GTX worth it? Forum 9800GTX worth the step up from EVGA? Forum SolvedWorth upgrading i5-2400 system components? Forum SolvedOld school build: ASUS M2N-SLI, AMD 5000+ worth upgrading? Forum SolvedWorth upgrading to a gtx 970 from 670 FTW? Forum SolvedHaswell-E worth upgrading from ivy-bridge? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !