I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card from a Geforce 8800GTS 320MB to a Geforce 9800 GT 1GB. I would like to know if my system is capable of running the other card. Im not on my PC at the moment but i think my PSU is about 450W. Considering my PC could take the 8800, do you think it could take a 9800?
I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel and you may not notice a worthwhile difference in performance
That puts you in 8800 Ultra, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, GTS 250 HD 3870 X2, HD 4850, HD 5750 territory witha 3 tier jump or 9800 GX2, GTX 260, GTX 275, HD 4870, HD 4890, HD 5770 for a 4 tier jump.