I ran the PassMark benchmarking suite on the machine before and after upgrading. (OldBaseLine - the red one - is before the upgrade) I'll let the following two screenshots speak for themselves:
Summary of all hardware elements
The CPU benchmark results
Dear fuck that is a marked improvement. Also, I have a 23" moniter instead of a 19" one. It's biiigggg.
Here's some of the specs for anyone who is technically-minded and curious. Uno was originally a Compaq Presario SR2180NX, but I'd upgraded the GFX card (right now it's an Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 1GB), power supply, RAM and hard drive since I bought it. SInce I've now upgraded away everything in the new computer, including the case, I've named my current desktop "Hydra". May she never die...
|Hydra (Upgraded)||Uno (Previous)|
|Motherboard||EVGA P55-LE-E653||ASUS Leonite 5.0|
|CPU||Intel i7 K875 2.93 GHz||Intel Pentium D 2.80 GHz|
|OS||Vista 64-bit||Vista 32-bit|
|RAM||4 gigs DDR3||3 gigs DDR2|