Hello currently i am running my onboard graphics from intel G31 chipset Gigabyte MOBO. i am planning to change the motherboard to a Gigabyte P43 chipset MOBO and I am planning to buy a MID-END GPU. I have searched alot and have ended up at the 9400gt and 9500gt.
I am confused on which one should i go with the 9400gt or the 9500gt. From what i know 9500GT is somewhat better than 9400GT but the 9400 has 32 stream processors and faster core clock....does that matter or should i buy the 9500GT. Any advice is appreciated...thanks in advance......
C2Q Q6600 @ 2.8 GHz
OCZ Gold Series XTC 4GB(2x2GB)
250GB WD HDD SATA II
The 9500 would be the better choice of the two. My secondary system uses a 9500 and it can play Fallout 3 just fine (not maxed, but decent at 1680 x 1050). I don't think they make the 9500 with DDR3, but if they do you could look into that.
Having your PSU would help a lot.
IF you have a little more to spend and IF you have nothing against it, the 9600 would be a better choice and tend to only be 10-20 dollars more (and have DDR3).
thanks for the replies. I am planning for slight gaming and would like to play games at 1024*768 or higher resolution. My PSU is an ASUS 550 W (I hope that 9500gt can run under that). also I can only pay 80$ for this VGA so i think the 9500GT is the best .BTW what do u say about 512 MB DDR3 should i buy this or the 1GIG DDR2........thanks again
1. your PSU has more then enough power
2. get the 512mb DD3, it will outperform the 1GB DDR2 (which is gimmick to use more memory but at a much slower speed)
3. If your budget is $80, I would look into the following cards all which will outperform the 9500GT and give you a better gaming experience. Your PSU will be able to run any of them.
Both cards are pretty bad in comparison to what you can get for a little more. 9500GT outta them, but if you can spare the cash, you could pick up a 9800GT for 150 bucks, those cards are little demons.
@ Track_me: The 9500 is the faster, therefore better.
BUT if you are in the USA go to the Newegg site and search for cards within your budget, you will, I think be surprised at what it turns up.
Here is a list of the good, bad and ugly in order, fastest at the top: