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Nvidia 7900GS vs 9500GT

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May 13, 2009 8:07:48 PM

Ok so I made the mistake of buying a dell a few years ago. I should have built my own again.

Here is my dilema. I play WoW alot and have incredible ammounts of lag in 25+ raids. In 10 mans I average 30-40fps in a 25man on pull I get 8-12fps.

I have found that my computer built buy the geniuses at dell only has a 375watt power supply so I can't upgrade to a real video card. What I need to know is going from a Nvidia 7900GS to a 9500GT PCIE 2.0 1GB DDR3 going to show me a noticable difference in frame rates. I've checked the specs on both and can't make up my mind. If it's not going to make a difference can some on recommend another card that'll work on a 375 watt PWS, it must be Nvidia. I was trying to look for some sort of benchmark comparison of the two cards but can't find any.

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May 13, 2009 8:26:03 PM

well, i wouldnt waste the money on a 9500GT, at least get the 9600GT
and, we need more info about the rest of your computer, mainly the PSU

tell us what is on the sticker (aka what voltages have what amps)
May 13, 2009 8:46:34 PM

You will probably end up losing performace. I had a 7900GS and overclocked it till it cried. A 7900GS is about the same as a 8600GTS which I cannot imagine being slower than the 9500GT.
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May 13, 2009 8:48:11 PM

to avoid upgrading the psu, consider maybe a 4650 or 4670. it shouldn't need too much power and it'll still give good performance.
May 13, 2009 9:02:14 PM

Nik_I said:
to avoid upgrading the psu, consider maybe a 4650 or 4670. it shouldn't need too much power and it'll still give good performance.

+1 for the 4670. Its has a very high perfomance per watt and low TDP. If you only have the basics in your cpu, it should run fine.
May 13, 2009 9:08:22 PM

mindless728 said:
well, i wouldnt waste the money on a 9500GT, at least get the 9600GT
and, we need more info about the rest of your computer, mainly the PSU

tell us what is on the sticker (aka what voltages have what amps)


And the 4600 series card require a 400watt PSU

Output
+5v ===/ 22A MAX -12V ===/ 1A MAX
+5v(FP)===/ 2A MAX +3.3V ===/ 17A MAX
+12VA ===/ 18A Max +12VB ===/ 18A MAX
May 13, 2009 9:18:04 PM

HnyBear said:
And the 4600 series card require a 400watt PSU

Output
+5v ===/ 22A MAX -12V ===/ 1A MAX
+5v(FP)===/ 2A MAX +3.3V ===/ 17A MAX
+12VA ===/ 18A Max +12VB ===/ 18A MAX


the 4670 should be fine with this. its way better than the 9500gt and sapphire ships it with GDDR4 rather than GDDR3.
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