Would this be there major bottle neck in my PC? Also, should I go with 1gb or 512mb. I only play DOD: Source and CS: Source... and not all that often. I am a software developer and run visual studio and eclipse all day everyday. I am running windows 7 on my old comp and Linux in a virtual machine. What do you guys have to say? Maybe I could get a way with an i3?
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for those games, you will be fine.
the graphics card is weak, but you are playing old games.
It depends on your monitor resolution. If you are using 1360x768 then the 9500GT will play just fine but a medium setting most of the time depending on the game. Any resolution higher you have to get a better one. Get the 512MB version since a 9500gt can not really make full use of the 1GB memory.
You'll regret getting such a weak video card and will be limited to very old games or low resolutions. I'd go for a cheaper processor (AMD Athlon X4) and upgrade the video card to an ATI 5770 or at least an Nvidia GTS250. I doubt you'll notice the difference with a cheaper CPU for visual studio, eclipse or VM's if you stick with a quad core.
I'd be running at 1440 X 900 resolution. Only one monitor. Would I see any real performance with the quad vs the dual core? I have a q6600 now...