Asus P5K compatable video card upgrade

Hello!

My current setup is:
Asus P5K
Core 2 Quad Q9300 2500 MHz
4GB RAM (DDR2-800 SDRAM)
GeForce 8800GT
Kingston 120gb SSD for OS and other HDDs for other stuff
500w Chieftech PSU
24" monitor

Thinking of upgrading just videocard, as other components imho are still good and current video card could be the weak link. What cards could I upgrade to, if want to keep current setup. How big change in graphics would be?

Thanks beforehand.
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  1. what is your budget?
  2. Depends on performance increase, wouldn`t be point buying card, which can not be fully used because of MB limitations. Budget in $ could be ~ 200-250.
  3. amd 260x/265 : more powerfull video cards would be bottlenecked by your processor ...
    you can try to overclock it (not if you have stock cooling of course) , will help a bit ...
  4. what PSU do you have?
  5. Chieftec 500w (cft-500-a12s)
  6. something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127789 but this will bottleneck and the PSU is a little underkill so this will be better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121841
  7. Someone also suggested to me R9 270 at that moment (February), but what about R7 265?
  8. r7 265 is rebranded and slightly faster radeon 7850
    (it is also the most powerfull video card i would recommend for your system really)
  9. Xenorett said:
    Someone also suggested to me R9 270 at that moment (February), but what about R7 265?


    the 270 has better specs than the 265, go with the 270
  10. So this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202096&cm_re=r7_265-_-14-202-096-_-Product ? Because R7 265 was suggested to me in February, but it wasn`t out yet. I suppose now it is.
  11. mamamia13 said:
    Xenorett said:
    Someone also suggested to me R9 270 at that moment (February), but what about R7 265?


    the 270 has better specs than the 265, go with the 270


    Isn`t 265 2GB and 270 1GB? or on my system it won`t matter?
  12. That is a 265 and Sapphire isn't a good band. here is a better brand card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127769
  13. 270 has also 2gb of dedicated memory ...
    270 is rebranded 7870 ...
    270x has the same core but higher clocks out of the box and also better overclocking potential ...
    your cpu at stock speed will bottleneck 270 to the point it almost won´t matter if you have 265 or 270 in your system ...
  14. dark_globe said:
    270 has also 2gb of dedicated memory ...
    270 is rebranded 7870 ...
    270x has the same core but higher clocks out of the box and also better overclocking potential ...
    your cpu at stock speed will bottleneck 270 to the point it almost won´t matter if you have 265 or 270 in your system ...


    "270 is rebranded 7870 ...
    270x has the same core but higher clocks out of the box and also better overclocking potential ..."

    these statements don't matter, they are just facts that we already know. Also, I know that it will be bottlenecked that's why I showed him the 250.
  15. So basically this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127763&cm_re=r7_250-_-14-127-763-_-Product
    If because of limitations results will basically be the same with 250/265/270, then 250 seems obvious choice, as it is almost 2 times cheaper.
  16. no , 250 is too slow ...
    just get amd 260x or amd 265 ...
  17. dark_globe said:
    no , 250 is too slow ...
    just get amd 260x or amd 265 ...


    It`s down to these 2 then? MSi brand is best choice? Does it matter which one, or performance roughly the same?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127762&cm_re=r7_260x-_-14-127-762-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127790&cm_re=r7_265-_-14-127-790-_-Product
  18. 260x: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202081
    265: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131572

    which one you will buy depends on your budget ...
    MSI models cost more/same amount of money and they have louder cooler ...
  19. Probably will go with 265 in the end, thanks for all your help :)
  20. dark_globe said:
    no , 250 is too slow ...
    just get amd 260x or amd 265 ...


    You just said that the 2605 is too fast, "your cpu at stock speed will bottleneck 270 to the point it almost won´t matter if you have 265 or 270 in your system ..." do not contradict what you are saying. @OP: the MSI 265 will be the best for you as it has a good clock speed and price.
  21. i´m not contradicting anything ...
    amd 250 (without "X") is about 80% slower in comparison to radeon 260x ...
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2050&gid2=1865&compare=radeon-r7-250-2gb-ddr3-vs-radeon-r7-260x
    price/performance ratio of this card is just terrible ...
  22. Game debate is not a good website for comparing GPUs as they do not test the GPUs under load with real games. Also, when I presented you with the facts and the truth, why are you still denying it.
  23. i agree about gamedebate (in general) but in this exact case they are quite accurate ...
    once again , i´m not contradicting or denying anything ...
    but amd 250 is just terrible ... and yes in the same time 270 is a bit too much ...
    260x or 265 are just fine for him ...
    you are just mixing apples and oranges when you try to compare 250 with 260x or 270 ...
    those are the cards on totally different levels of performance ...
  24. That is what I recommended!! Why are you now changing your opinion again!! You clearly firsstated that the 260X and 265 were too much for his system and now your saying it's the best card?
  25. i never said that ... from the start i´m recommending him 260x/265 ...
    read again and stop trolling ...
  26. Let's chill out and quit arguing
  27. I'm not trolling! You have no right to call me a troll!!
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