Is this a significant upgrade or should I look into upgrading my mother board along with a better graphics card? (one that has PCI-Express 2.0 or higher) I'm a pretty casual gamer but it annoys me that I can't play Starcraft 2 multi-player on high settings. Also thinking about future games like Diablo 3...
So, upgrade the old card or go for a complete overhaul? Or do you recommend a different card?
My concern is that my board only has PCI Express X16 - 1.0 (not 2.0 like most graphics cards today). I know the HD 5670 is compatible on my board but how much performance will I be sacrificing with on a 2.0 card that can only transfer at a 1.0 rate?
The math on this subject is beyond me. Is there really any way to calculate what a 2.0 card will do on a 1.0 slot?
I really do NOT want to upgrade my mother board at this time. However, if it's a waste of money to upgrade my video card, I suppose I should just hold out until I'm ready to overhaul everything.
Going from 9500GT to HD5670 is an upgrade, but you will see a "fair" performance increase, in your case, I think you'll better stay with your current card and save your money to get better PSU+new card.
Note: HD5670 2.0 is compatible with 1.0 slot and you won't see any difference whether you use 2.0 slot or 1.0.