I want to report that I am very satisfied with my new Mac Pro Westmere Octo-2.4. I upgraded from a first generation Mac Pro Woodcrest 2.66. The Westmere is very zippy. My geekbench score on the Woodcrest was 6,089 and the Westmere score is 14,924. The cinebench scores were 2.94 and 8.58 respectively. More importantly all my applications work like they should. The repousse function on Photoshop just wouldn't work on my Woodcrest and on the Westmere it works.