Time To Upgrade, Part 2: Picking The Parts To Replace

Scenario 1 Results: Synthetic Benchmarks

In Scenario 1, we replaced the motherboard, processor, and main memory, but keep the graphics card and hard drive.

All synthetic benchmarks that take advantage of the new platform’s additional computing power clearly benefit here. This applies to all benchmarks except 3DMark Vantage. Apparently, the Core i7 processor isn’t the best match for the old GeForce 8800 GTS.