Pre-purchase video card question Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 18, 2010 2:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share jonw May 14, 2010 4:01:20 PM I currently have the following EVGA GeForce 9600GSO Video Card Intel Q9550 Yorkfield Processor Gigabyte X48 (GA-X48-DS4) Motherboard I am considering either purchasing an ATI 5870 or an Nvidia 480. I'm worried there maybe a bottleneck from the graphics side of things. Are my worries justified? Thank you More about : pre purchase video card question shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card May 14, 2010 4:45:08 PM Definitely not. Your CPU is very powerful, and will easily handle either card. m 0 l jerreece a b U Graphics card May 14, 2010 8:28:50 PM Go for the GPU upgrade. Your CPU is a good one. I don't see that you're setting up for any major issues at all. Worst case, you just OC your CPU a little to get some more out of it. You'll see massive improvement over your 9600GSO... Especially if you can game @ 1920x1080 or better. Anything lower and you'll still see improvement, but won't be harnessing the GPU fully. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jonw May 18, 2010 2:08:02 PM Upgrade done. I caved and went with the 480. H O L Y C R A P a night and day difference doesn't even do it justice thanks!!!!!!!!! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Media Card Issues [Pre-Purchase] Forum Pre-purchase Questions Forum several A8N-SLI Deluxe pre-purchase questions Forum SolvedPsu and video card question Forum SolvedVideo Card Supplemental Power Question Forum SolvedDell xps 8500 video card upgrade question? Forum SolvedQuestion about my video card and my case Forum SolvedVideo Card question?? Forum SolvedQuestion on build and video card in case Forum SolvedXPS 8100 Video Card Upgrade Question Forum SolvedQuestion about PCIE cord from psu to video card Forum SolvedQuick Question: Video card with this PSU? Forum Solvedvideo card Compatibility question Forum SolvedMotherboard Video card Question? Forum SolvedAsus Z9PE-D8 WS Video Card Question Forum SolvedQuick video card Brand question Forum Solvedpsu question about msi 660 gaming video card Forum SolvedEasy question does this video card will fit on my motherboard?? thanks Forum SolvedVideo card, power supply requirement question Forum SolvedQuick video card compatibility question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !