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What is a good upgrade from 9600GT?

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Anonymous
February 13, 2010 12:40:35 PM

Hi guyz,

i bought my Palit 9600GT almost two years ago and i think everyone who used it agrees.....it's awesome gaming on a budget.
however with the latest games although it's still pretty impressive (Borderlands avg 35FPS) but i think i need an upgrade.
BUT i don't seem to find a decent Nvidia card from the new series, i read somewhere that the GTX275 is the same as 9600GT but with the new branding....

so what should i get that would give me the same performance 9600GT gave me when it was new two years ago? without having to spend too much money, my budget is 300$? OR should i wait a little longer hoping that a new 9600GT would appear?

Appreciate your advice.

Thanks.

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February 13, 2010 1:24:16 PM

Hiya!

If you want to stay Nvidia, you will have to see what the 400 series brings. Im sure they will have a card in that price range, but Im not sure if it will be right away or down the line. Plus, there is not much info on them right now in terms of performance, price, and stability. If you want to go ATI, i got four numbers for that budget: 5-8-5-0! Just be sure that your system is up to date enough to handle it (i.e. processor that wont bottleneck, compliant mobo, sufficient PSU, and a case it will fit into).

cheers, and good luck!

February 13, 2010 1:33:06 PM

BTW a GTX275 will kill a 9600GT..

and i agree with rmerwede,,, 5850 !!
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a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 1:50:13 PM

A 9600gt is not a very powerful card. I made it by myself with a 8600gt for a while.
Good news for you, a ATI 4850, 4770 both around a 100 dollars would easily give your 70% more fps. If you want to spend 300 dollars you might want to give all your specs, and resolution. Whether you can or will it be worth it to buy that expensive a card.
February 13, 2010 3:09:36 PM

Gtx275 same as 9600 !nice brain..
February 13, 2010 3:15:25 PM

IF you mobo supports SLI then I would consider buying another 9600 GT. Also check if your power supply can handle couple of 9600 GT ( a good brand 550 W PSU should do it )
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...
If not I agree with rmerwede ... at list my 5850 brings double the frame rates of my former 9800GT.
Anonymous
February 13, 2010 7:24:44 PM

1. mobutu: my mobo unfortunately does not support SLI
2. notty22: I don't live in the US, so video cards that cost around $150 - $200 in the US, would normally cost equiv to $300 in my country.
3. rmerwede: I think am gonna wait for the 400 series as you suggested, as i want to stick with Nvidia.

Thanks for the advice guyzz.
Anonymous
February 13, 2010 7:26:08 PM

gegoo1 said:
Gtx275 same as 9600 !nice brain..


I'm no expert, so no need for sarcasm, no comment would have been enough from you thanks.


a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 7:34:32 PM

An HD5770 would be a very nice upgrade. It is very power efficient, DX11 compatible and should easily fit with your budget. It should be 50-80% more powerful than your 9600GT depending on resolution
Anonymous
February 13, 2010 7:56:51 PM

Thnx i normally play games at 1440x900 res.
a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 7:59:55 PM

1440x900 is very slightly lower res than 1280x1024;

a c 77 Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 9:54:07 PM

Quote:
so what should i get that would give me the same performance 9600GT gave me when it was new two years ago? without having to spend too much money, my budget is 300$? OR should i wait a little longer hoping that a new 9600GT would appear?


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic...

The 9600 provides "Great 1680x1050 performance in most gamesl"

That's 36% higher resolution than you play at.

Given that level of performance at present, I don't see a reason to upgrade today. Come late spring, with fermi out and ATI's 5xxx series having advanced beyond the "reference design" stage, I think you will have better choices at lower prices.
a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 11:02:31 PM

That's just wrong. I've often used a 9800GT at 1280x1024 and i would call it good but far from great. For 1680x1050 just no way.
In any case he is already using the 9600GT at his resolution and feels he needs an upgrade so he should probably trust his own opinion over some blurb that goes against accepted wisdom.
February 14, 2010 12:13:38 AM

Quote:
1. mobutu: my mobo unfortunately does not support SLI
2. notty22: I don't live in the US, so video cards that cost around $150 - $200 in the US, would normally cost equiv to $300 in my country.
3. rmerwede: I think am gonna wait for the 400 series as you suggested, as i want to stick with Nvidia.

Thanks for the advice guyzz.


If cards cost more where you live the GTX 400 series would cost like $1000.
Anonymous
February 14, 2010 3:42:00 PM

sabot00 said:
If cards cost more where you live the GTX 400 series would cost like $1000.



no not that much, brand new cards usually cost $600 max like the GTX285 which is the latest card i've seen on the market here. by the time the 4xx series arrives here (which could take a long time) the price of the GTX285 price will drop and these new cards will cost $600.
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