With the SOBs at Intel ripping off the PPC more than ever do we have anything to fear? No of corce not, but don't you think Intel's actually catching up? I mean we all know the G4 is the fastest PC CPU money can buy, especially for those AltiVek tasks. But look at this: Systems: G3/G4/G5/Pentium4/Itanium Pipeline: 4/7/6?/20/8 CPU-bits: 32/32-128/64-256?/32/64 Ram: SDR DIMM / SDR DIMM / DDR DIMM / RAMbus / ? Speed*: 100/100-300/200-600/50/200 Instruction type: RISC/RISC/RISC/CISC/RISC rip-off *Speed per Mhz relative to processors in it's claas (PPC/Intel) - represents AltiVec results ----------------- According to my poorly constructed and researched analysis we can see that the Itanium is at least a threat, wheras the P4 was a POS. I mean the concept that Intel will be playing their coimputers in the feild with Mhz performance simmilar to ours again (remeber P3 vs G3) is scary to me. Luckily the OS is key, Macs will only go faster running OSX, while PCs will mostly go slower running XP.