Hello, welcome to the forums. From what I understand GW2 is very cpu-dependent and will probably be more of a bottleneck than your gpu.here is a vid of gw2 on a gts250
looks decent but that is running on a 3.1ghz propus which is a later generation than your 9500, so yes your instinct is correct you will most likely not benefit from a gpu upgrade as much as a cpu upgrade.here is a good article showing CPU scaling under GW2
, and as you can see it sadly favors Intel over amd with a vengance.
So if you are planning your upgrade I would consider this order:
your current PSU spec
a cpu / board / mem upgrade
any other upgrades
I am sure there will be other comments and recommendations, cheers mate.