replacement recommendation for GeForce 9800GT PCIe x16

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  1. Patelitojoe
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    This card is good, but it just lacks the power I need to run dolphin and play the latest PC games. What should I replace it with
     
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    You could get the GTX560 Ti, which offers excellent performance for a competitive price.

    Make sure your PSU is able to support it though
     
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    Wait, what's your processor?
     
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    There's no point getting a good GPU if it will just bottleneck your PC, meaning that if you have a crappy CPU, and all that power from the GPU, the GPU's potential will be limited by the CPU.
    Which is basically what Rydian is implying by his question.

    If you have an ok processor, i would recommend a GTX570. It is not the best GPU out, but it's still up there so it wont be very pricey, but it will be an affordable price for such a great GPU.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

    This. This. This. I am ordering one this week if all goes according to plan.
     
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    What is your processor D:
     
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    IT's an e8400 3.0ghz and it can't be overclocked on my mobo.
     
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    Emulation depends on your CPU strength, not so much GPU strength. You won't see much performance gain in a GTX 560.
     
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    So what would you recommend mainly for emulating on dolphin i.e. Zelda SS.
     
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    a good processor is needed for emulation like a intel sandy bridge processor
    you dont need a good graphic card unless you want to have more than wii resolution and using filters
    I can play wii games on my computer most time at 30FPS using a i3 2100 at 3.1GHz and the intel integrated graphics
     

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