Getting a new graphics card

rajiv1990

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Hello guys,
Need help here.
Thinking of a buying a new graphics card.

After considering the cost i have come up with a gpu solution: XFX Geforce 9500GT.It comes with a 512 or 1024mb video memory.

So the present processor is phenom 955 be.My lcd screen supports a maximum of 1368x768 resolution.
Should i consider the 512 or the 1024 video memory?
my present ram is 2gb ddr3 1333MHz ram.

Should i upgrade to a 3/4gb memory.i was considering only the gpu upgrade but if my memory will become a bottleneck then i will consider it too.

I was thinking if i go for 1gb for graphics memory which is gddr3(i think)then should i go for the extra memory or vice versa.

Also with that extra video ram what difference will i get in the game?

would the stock 450w supply(i don't know what manufacturer,yet a really cheap one)be ok with my new card.Should i consider a 500w or higher?

Guys if i buy a radeon/geforce gpu later would i be able to use this 9600gt as a physx card or combine their use?

Sorry for asking too many questions in a single thread.

Thanks in advance...
 

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At 1368x768 the 512mb version should be fine, I think so unless you ever consider changing monitor I go 512mb one
The 1gb version should be faster only above 1680 x 1050 while below the difference is hardly noticeable

I don`t think 2 gigs should bottleneck your video card though. Should help loading games faster but most of the games today, like Crysis do not use more than 2 gigs of RAM

What motherboard are you using?
Can not say much about your PSU. The 9500GT does not consume much power and a quality 450W should handle it easily but since you said it`s a really cheap one I can`t say much
if you could get the name of the PSU or the number of Watts on the +12V rail
 

rajiv1990

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my budget is ~5k in Indian rupees.
The problem here is that not all graphics cards are available here,and i get to choose from the available models.

Here is the available list.Please select the best one.
Kindly order them in a decreasing order of their performance.

Memory Model Price in INR
512MB 9600GT PCX-16X, DDR3 ~ 4575
512MB 9800GT PCX-16X, DDR3 ~5550
1GB GT240 PCX-16X, DDR3 ~5600
1GB HD4670 PCX-16X,DDR3 ~4600
512MB HD3850 ATI PCX-16X, ~5500


The GTS250,4770,48xx prices are higher and above my budget.Also the only HD5xxx models available are of their higher series and cannot consider that.
 

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All 1gb versions are priced only little higher and even some are available only in 1gb version.
 

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Now considering the 9600gt,with a different series geforce(expecting a gtx 2xx later),which of these options are possible:
1.An SLI or
2.A Physx setup

i fear that both are incompatible on my motherboard.My motherboard says it has crossfire X and hybrid crossfire support.

Or with a radeon card later,i can do a physx setup for sure.right?

My motherboard is ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO.
Here is a link:
http://www.techenclave.com/dealers-paradise/asus-m4a785td-v-evo-for-6924-a-144061.html
 

Your motherboard is not SLI and the second slot is x4 which makes it basically useless for SLI/crossfire anyway(you can't use two different cards for SLI anyway.) It should be ok for using the 9600GT as a dedicated physx card however. That will only be particularly useful in a handful of games though.
 

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