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Had a friend who went from integrated gpu and a pentium dual core to a 560ti and AMD quad.

Never seen a smile so big.

For me personally, it was my whole rig. was using an integrated GPU with an amd dual core which I'm sure was super low end considering it cost 60 dollars for the whole computer.

Had to suck it up and video render, my times were around 4 hours to render a 1.30 min HD video....
    
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Going from on-board graphics>8800GT 512MB SLI, and AMD 64 X2 6400+>AMD PH II 1100T. Then 8800GT's to one GTX 460. Can't touch AA or AF....yet.
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My next one
I am going with that too none of my past updates were all that shocking in terms of speed but next rig will be 4x as powerful as my sig rig.
    
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I've had a stable upgrade in all my rigs even though I REALLY rarely upgrade.
Recent upgrades these past 6 years that I remember.
GPU:
But going from 9200SE to a 7800GT was a blast, then the 8800GTX OMG.
Then I went from 8800GTX to a GTX260 because the 8800GTX died from old age so it was a minor upgrade, then from GTX260 to a 4890 and then back to GX260 then WAS gonna go back to the 4890 but it died and I had sold the GTX260.
Then I went from broken 4890 to a 2MB ATi Rage II+DVD to a X800XL and then to a GTX480 and bought a GTX460 for my LAN rig as well.

CPU:
P4 1.8GHz to AMD X64 3700+, then E6600 then Q6600 the same year, then Q9300 for my LAN rig which I built since I already had decent parts in the media rig.
Then went i7 930.
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From a athlon x2 7750 BE to a i7 920 DO.
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I would say coming from a Q8300 to 2500K, that gave me a huge performance increase.
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Going from a Pentium 3 700MHz with 384MB of RAM to a Core 2 Duo and 2GB of RAM.
    
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My best upgrade was going from a C2D 2.4Ghz Macbook to this i7 rig.
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Hmm, me:

CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8450 (AMD 780G) -> Intel Core i7 920 (Intel X58)
GPU: HD 3870 -> Not Yet

Blown away, what a huge jump, I can play 8 players with brutal AI's in C&C Tiberium Wars very smoothly.

Several months later:

GPU: HD 3870 -> GTX 480

BOOM!

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moving from a p4 2.4 ghz, 1 gb ram, onboard video, to my i5 430m, 6gb ddr3, and 330m gt, then switching to my current rig.
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