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9400GT is it worth going to a 9500GT?

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March 11, 2010 1:43:04 PM

Hello,
I have a HP slimline s3700y with a 160W power supply. I've been running a low profile 9400GT 1GB video card for over 6 months running great. But crysis is running a little slow 14-19FPS on mid. would I gain anything by going to the 9500GT. my 3DMark03 score is 9878 pretty good for this little powerhouse. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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March 11, 2010 1:43:04 PM

Hello,
I have a HP slimline s3700y with a 160W power supply. I've been running a low profile 9400GT 1GB video card for over 6 months running great. But crysis is running a little slow 14-19FPS on mid. would I gain anything by going to the 9500GT. my 3DMark03 score is 9878 pretty good for this little powerhouse. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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March 11, 2010 1:43:49 PM

mustang-gt-2002 said:
Hello,
I have a HP slimline s3700y with a 160W power supply. I've been running a low profile 9400GT 1GB video card for over 6 months running great. But crysis is running a little slow 14-19FPS on mid. would I gain anything by going to the 9500GT. my 3DMark03 score is 9878 pretty good for this little powerhouse. any help would be greatly appreciated.


No it is not. Both are crap. Also double post.
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March 11, 2010 1:58:45 PM

oopsy sorry about the double post. first time here.
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March 11, 2010 2:04:58 PM

None of them is a good gaming card.
Upgrade to 9500GT isn;t worth it.
Even it will struggle in Crysis.
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March 11, 2010 2:11:48 PM

1. 9500-- No. Not enough of a jump to be worthwhile. Also your power supply is not up for any upgrades.

2. If you want anything better you will need to upgrade your power supply--which is nearly impossible in a tiny case.

If you want to play Crysis the minimum upgrade you are looking at is a $20 case, a $40 power supply and a $80 card. While it seems intimidating--all this would really involve is a screwdriver--you should consider it.
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March 11, 2010 3:00:16 PM

hallowed_dragon said:
No it is not. Both are crap. Also double post.


Is it necessary to use such a belittling attitude because someone knows less than you, by insulting his hardware?

telling him they aren't gaming cards and there will be little to no performance difference would suffice.
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March 11, 2010 3:06:22 PM

Quite right. No reason to upgrade. If you want to play crysis better than you are, you'll be needing a machine upgrade to a bigger, faster machine with a bigger PSU, with a much higher end graphics card. You will not notice a difference between a 9400 and a 9500GT.
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March 11, 2010 3:29:06 PM

While neither are good the 9500GT is much, much better. However if your PSU is really 160w that is remarkably low and you should be the system runs at all much less be thinking of adding a more powerful card.
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March 12, 2010 1:55:18 AM

deadlockedworld said:
1. 9500-- No. Not enough of a jump to be worthwhile. Also your power supply is not up for any upgrades.

2. If you want anything better you will need to upgrade your power supply--which is nearly impossible in a tiny case.

If you want to play Crysis the minimum upgrade you are looking at is a $20 case, a $40 power supply and a $80 card. While it seems intimidating--all this would really involve is a screwdriver--you should consider it.



+1 as Case and Power Supply Limits you.
With a 80$ card you'll be able to play all games at 1650X1080.

But opening the case will void the warranty :) 
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March 12, 2010 11:41:18 AM

Best answer selected by mustang-gt-2002.
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March 12, 2010 12:26:32 PM

thanks everone. I will stay with the 9400GT. this tiny PC fits nice in my entertainment center so I dont want to get rid of it. works good as a multimedia pc. and I can play my favorite game spore at 25-30FPS on high :D  if anyone is interested in the specifications hear you go. thanks again. http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-slimline-s...
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