Nowadays, 3d games and applications were rapidly growing and the demands of its hardware support really needs a lot of power to run them flawlessly. More and more updated hardware we're released almost every month and its quite hard to choose whose really the best in terms of price/performance ratio.
My exisiting graphics card is getting older and older and i had no moolah to upgrade but for me its still kick'in on newer games like Dirt2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Starcraft 2, and etc beyond its lack of DirectX 11 support. I decided to make a short tribute about this monster video (Inno3d Geforce GTX 280 1GB DDR3 512 bit) card wayback on its time (2008) before its getting forgotten of all gamers and enthusiast.
Taken from inno3d.com
Inno3D® are excited to announce the 2nd Generation GPU technology, the Inno3D® GeForce® GTX 280 & 260. Place yourself in the center of the action and experience true DirectX 10 gaming cinema in extreme HD (2560x1600) resolutions – all enabled by Inno3D® GeForce® GTX 200 GPUs’ second generation unified architecture, NVIDIA SLI® Technology, and top notch DirectX 10 support. With 50% more performance than prior generation GPUs, GeForce GTX 200 GPUs tear through complex DirectX 10 environments and cinematic effects at blazing frame rates in beyond HD resolutions. Inno3D® bundles double the action with 2 amazing games: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter2 & Company of Heros Opposing Force.
My test system:
AMD Athlon II X3 440 (overclock @3.6Ghz)
MSI 890FXA GD70 AM3 mobo
4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600 Gskill Ripjaws
Inno3d Geforce GTX 280 1GB DDR3 512bit Dual DVI
Corsair HX750 modular power supply
Coolermaster CM 690 I chasis
Cooled by Xigmatek Balder HSF and 5pcs 90cfm 120mm case fans.
XFi Titanium Fatality Champion Ed
My own benchmark ( 3DMark 2006 and 3DMark Vantage)
Inno3D Geforce GTX 280 Specification and temperature via GPU-Z info:
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