mine is nearly full speed but the sound is only a bit laggy (just a little) but the Speed is awesome. probably upgrading just for that isn't worth it >_> unless of course it might be a dolphin problem hmmFor PC gaming? Yes, Though you may wish to aim a little higher. e.g. GTX275
For Emulation (Dolphin & PCSX2)? Somewhat. In many cases it can make little difference. Usually depends on the game.
Well its a little bit but only in movie scenes , the movie scenes here they go normal but sound lags 1 second and gets up the other one kinda like frame skipping but in sound ... any ways we are running out of topic then so no really big difference occurred since geforce9500? mmIf the sound is a bit laggy, then it's either your CPU isn't fast enough or it's a plugin problem. If it's Dolphin, then a future revision may fix it.
as far as I know , PC Games requires just a 8600GT o.o9500GT is slightly better then the 8600GT
9800GT is slightly better then the 8800GT.
For PC gaming, hell yeah it worth it!