I do 3D animation in my Quad G5 with 4GB of Ram. I have been working on a project that takes 7 hours to render. I just got a new Mac Pro 2.8 with 2GB of Ram. I installed ONLY lightwave and run the same render... the result: the same 7 hours as the G5!!! What is going on? I just transfered the same scene and $3000 later I get the same thing. Do not tell me is ram, how come 8 processors of 2.8 are as fast as 4 of 2.5 from 4 years ago?