http://barefeats.com/dualcore.html I find it very interesting that the top of the line Dual Processor G5s can still hold their own in certain benchmarks when compared to a Dual Core Pentium D or Dual processor Xeon machine. What I find disturbing is how Mac OSX on Intel will initially perform since many applications in the beggining will rely on Rosetta and result in decreased performance. Seeing how Windows and Windows Apps were always optimized for the X86 platform it makes me wonder how Mac OSX and OSX apps will initially perform on Intel. If a Dual G5 system can still beat a Pentium D running a native X86 OS (Windows) and software then will the first Intel Macs be able to beat the previous generation G5s when they are relying on Rosetta and less than perfectly optimized X86 software? I know the Pentium D @ 2.8Ghz is not the fastest and will not neccesarily be in any intel mac but it really makes me wonder if Apple's first Intel macs with whatever processor will be able to beat the highest end G5 machines of the previous generation.