Here, this should take you to the story in question: http://www.aceshardware.com/read_news.jsp?id=60000436 You should find a HTML table showing SPEC results for top-performing processors at this time. To summarize, the P4 (2.8ghz) takes #1 in the integer tests, the Athlon (2.25ghz) takes #2 in the integer tests, and the Alpha 21264C (1.25ghz) takes #3. In the floating tests, the Itanium II (1.0ghz) takes #1, the Power4 (1.3ghz) takes #2, and the Alpha 21264C (1.25ghz) again takes #3. Other contestants include the Ultrasparcs from Sun and the PA-RISC chips from HP. Unfortunately Moto/Apple are not into testing with SPEC, probably because it doesn't make the G4 look good. For those that don't know, SPEC is quite possibly the best cross-platform becnhmark out there. This does not mean it is perfect, but you know a lot of systems don't have Photoshop available so we've can't include it. Notice since lots of competing companies use SPEC, we can be confident that SPEC is not a tool of Intel and AMD designed to make Apple look bad (which is one opinion I have heard voiced somewhere).