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 SolvedLooking for quick fast linux? Forum SolvedQuick! is 1200p to 1440p a substantial upgrade? Forum SolvedLooking for quick and simple M2TS converter? Forum SolvedQuick upgrade question! Regarding Mobo Forum SolvedQuick question about upgrading an AMD CPU Forum SolvedGraphics Card Upgrade Need Answer Quick (Please Help) Forum SolvedLooking for some quick advice on a new build. Forum SolvedQuick question regarding a system upgrade and Windows. Forum SolvedQuick question about upgrading my GPU 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 SolvedQuick Upgrade 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 !