DigitalVideoEditing.com does an After Effects head-to-head between the 1GHz DP G4, and a comparably equipped Athlon 1800+MP by Polywell. The G4 is soundly trounced. Read it here. Well, if this is an accurate representation, I'll be seeing you boys on the Wintel forums. This is my livelihood, and I already feel like my new machine isn't near fast enough. But I thought it was the best I was gonna get. I'm UN-HAPPY! G5 at MWNY, or I'm gonna pull the rip cor on this over-priced company. We're getting scr*ewed. After seeing the results of these tests, we can only conclude that Apple's assertions that G4 workstations are faster than all Pentium 4 or Athlon XP-based systems are exaggerated, at least as far as After Effects is concerned. Not one of the objective tests we conducted using After Effects bore out Apple's claim of Mac superiority. In fact, in most of the tests, the Mac was left lagging far behind. And, this was when we were using a PC whose chips are now three steps below the fastest Athlons available. Pentium toasting??? I smell baked Apples.