I am thinking about upgrading the video card on my system to a new Nvidia card. The system is a Dell XPS from 2008/2009 with a Q9300 2.5 GHZ CPU. It is currently running with a GTX 260 card (896MB GDDR3). I am just wondering if it is even worth bothering with - am I pretty much bottle-necked with my current CPU?
Looking at the first article, you can see that your CPU is in the same tier as the CPU used in this quarter/month's $500 gaming oriented build. They went with a GTX 560, and as you can see in the benchmarks, it runs games reasonably well. In my humble and honest opinion, I think that a graphics card could extend the longevity of your rig, so go for it if you have the money to make a significant upgrade!