I currently use a PowerMac G5 2.5GHz w/ 1.5 GB of memory. And I'm looking to upgrade to a new MP. Here are the questions: 4 cores or 8 and whether to upgrade the video card. I love my G5, even if it's a bit shy on memory for Leopard. The reason I want to upgrade is that Leopard has proven to be unstable on this machine - 10 kernel panics since Leopard, two since the 10.5.2 upgrade. From reading the forums the Intel based systems seem more stable (like my MBP with which I've had only one minor issue). I can't really see that I would ever do anything that would need the power of 8 processors. I am an ex-coder (Java, databases and C++) so it is possible that I could start development again in the future, but that is iffy. And 500 bucks buys a bunch of memory. I'm using an older 24" Cinema Display with the old connector type. Does it make sense to upgrade to the 8800 knowing that I'll have to use the Apple display interface adapter? I'd really like to wait on a new display purchase until Apple introduces new displays. Besides, the old display works just fine. Opinions ???