GPU Upgrade – 9800gt to 280gtx

So I have parted my cheeks and bought a new Nvidia GTX 280gtx for my Hackintosh / Win7 i7 920 6gb of memory desktop machine. It also caused me to buy a new Coomaster 650W PSU to power the power hungry fella and Zalman 10x Quiet CPU Cooler. Dam it’s a nice GPU, despite it requiring 40 amps on the 12v rail !

So I did some benchmarking …

Nvidia 9800gt 3d Mark Score
Nvidia 9800gt 3d Mark Score
Nvidia 280tgtx 3d Mark Score
Nvidia 280tgtx 3d Mark Score

So we can see a small increase there, especially on the raw GPU score … 🙂

And apparently my Windows experience is now better !

Windows with a 9800gt
Windows with a 9800gt
Windows with a 280gtx
Windows with a 280gtx

So, time for me to get Steam again and come back to some online gaming … Let me know what I should be playing 🙂