Is it worth the upgrade? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: May 17, 2009 11:01 PM in Graphics & Displays Share jackyle May 16, 2009 5:07:09 PM I have the BFG 9500 GT http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr951024gte.aspx Would I see a big difference in going to the 9600 GT http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr96512gtoce.aspx that is would be worth the upgrade? More about : worth upgrade bpogdowz May 16, 2009 5:18:28 PM 9600GT has 64 steam processors vs 9500GT has 32 so basically a little over double the performance coozie7 a c 159 U Graphics card May 16, 2009 5:31:47 PM It would be a useful upgrade. Here is where the cards stand: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-geforce-gtx,review... Related resources Will this upgrade be worth it??? - Forum Worth the upgrade ? - Forum 8350 upgrade from 8120 worth it? - Forum Upgrade from 660 TI to 680 Worth It? - Forum Is it worth the upgrade ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hammeh May 16, 2009 5:35:26 PM Go for the 9800GT if you can afford it. It is an even better card than the 9600GT and doesn't cost that much more. jackyle May 17, 2009 12:43:17 PM Hey thanks for the answers. I am limited on the RAM ,and CPU due to the Mobo. So will I have a chokepoint that will make the 9600gt, or 9600 gt not worth it? Also my mobo is not 20.0 PCI E as far as I can tell. Here is my Mobo - http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket... This is my CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have a 550 W PSU I also have 3 GB of DD2 800, Samsung. jackyle May 17, 2009 8:19:09 PM So I went out today and got the PNY 9800 gt. My 9500 was working good, and i had the latest Nvidia drivers installed 185.85 for vista 32 bit. I thought I could just insert the new card, and all would work, but I get a black screen, and then if I take that card out and put back the 9500 it works again. Any installation advice would be greatly appreciated. turdinathor May 17, 2009 8:23:00 PM not enough wattage would be my Guss u need extra power conn jackyle May 17, 2009 11:01:29 PM Got it working, thanks everyone. Did a fresh install of the Drivers, and now it works. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWorth the upgrade ? ForumIs it really worth an intel upgrade if i already have a 990fx Forum5870 to 7970 worth the upgrade ? ForumWorth Upgrade ForumUpgrade from Radeon 5770 CX to 7850 worth it? ForumIs it worth to upgrade pc now? ForumUpgrade from i7 920 to i5 3570K.. worth it? ForumDual Xeons worth an upgrade over my 2600k? Am i wasting money? ForumIs it worth the upgrade ? Athlon x4 620 to Phenom x4 965 BE ForumUpgrade from GTX 570 1GB to 7905 ( worth it?) ForumUpgrade evga gtx580sc? is it worth it? ForumIs an upgrade from a 560 to a 660ti worth it or do i wait ForumIs the upgrade worth it? ForumIvy bridge upgrade , is it worth it? ForumWould a .13ghz upgrade be worth it 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 !