Looking for a quick upgrade Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: February 15, 2013 2:53 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Malicemk February 14, 2013 3:37:34 AM Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D 1.XX GPU : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ Processor :2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad --- Multi-core (4 total) 6 gigs of ram Is my system that I've been running since the 9800gtx came out , i was just wondering what is the next level after the 9800 ? Like if i wanted to see a nice jump in performance but nothing astronomical since i don't have very much money what would i buy for this set up ? Not opposed to Xfiring relatively cheap cards, since i was told my system could do that back in the day ! More about : quick upgrade Rockdpm a b U Graphics card February 14, 2013 4:11:31 AM A new GPU would be nice. what power supply do you have? m 0 l Malicemk February 14, 2013 4:16:45 AM OCZ tech 600w m 0 l Related resources Looking for a quick upgrade for better FPS - Forum 3-year-old mobo - looking for a quick fix upgrade - Forum Upgrade attempt, a quick look over wold be appreciated. - Forum Looking for a quick answer, really important! - Forum looking for quick solution. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Malicemk February 14, 2013 4:21:31 AM Oh i'm sorry , it's a 1920x1080 samsung And awesome link thanks ! so anything above mine wiill improve performance ? or did i misread chart? m 0 l Malicemk February 14, 2013 4:37:10 AM about 200, i could maybe scrounge up 50 more so those two budgets m 0 l nokiddingboss a b U Graphics card February 14, 2013 4:58:30 AM if your budget is $250, you might as well splurge it all out for a Power Color 7870 PCS+ Myst Edition. you can read more about it here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930... and here's a link should you decide to buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it has 2 free games to boot! bioshock infinite and tomb raider. you can either use them or sell them to recoup a little bit of cash. if you can overclock your current cpu, you can alleviate some of the bottleneck. m 0 l Malicemk February 14, 2013 8:08:18 AM Okay i was just curious and when i checked my drivers it said my last updated driver was in march of 2008 , would that affect performance ? m 0 l Rockdpm a b U Graphics card February 15, 2013 5:26:17 AM Yea honestly a 7870 myst is your best bet m 0 l Malicemk February 15, 2013 5:52:21 AM Okay , is there a card just a step under? that's a tad steep at edge of budget m 0 l nokiddingboss a b U Graphics card February 15, 2013 10:32:04 AM Malicemk said:Okay , is there a card just a step under? that's a tad steep at edge of budget i suggest getting the 7850 1gb ($165~) or 650ti ($150~) if your budget is really tight. but really, any current generation gpu worth at least $100+ is at least one step above what your 9800gtx can do. m 0 l Rockdpm a b U Graphics card February 15, 2013 2:53:16 PM any 7870 is best. 7850 is low for gaming.. if your doing BF3 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuick question: Looking at this screencap of CPU-Z, is my RAM running at 1600MHz?? Forum SolvedQUICK help needed on a gaming rig - looking to buy TODAY Forum looking for a quick answer Forum looking for a quick answer Forum SolvedLooking for quick fast linux? Forum SolvedLooking for quick and simple M2TS converter? Forum SolvedQuick! is 1200p to 1440p a substantial upgrade? Forum SolvedQuick upgrade question! Regarding Mobo Forum SolvedLooking for some quick advice on a new build. Forum SolvedGraphics Card Upgrade Need Answer Quick (Please Help) Forum SolvedQuick question regarding a system upgrade and Windows. Forum SolvedQuick question about upgrading an AMD CPU Forum SolvedQuick Upgrade Question Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my Mobo/CPU or GPU? Quick help please Forum First time build, looking for some quick advice. 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 !