I've been working on my nMP since late January now. It is a fast machine, but I'm a little disappointed in the application usage of all that horsepower or lack thereof. I most often work in Pro Tools, Logic, Motion, DaVinci Resolve, Compressor, and Final Cut. I don't notice this so much with the audio apps, but Final Cut performance has been a little underwhelming. I do not believe the machine is the limitation, because I monitor memory and CPU usage with menumeters app. I frequently only show 35% processor usage when I get dropped frames on HD multi cam projects with lots of effects or heavy filtering. My system configuration is nMP, 6-core, 16GB RAM, D700. My editing drive is a 10TB thunderbolt RAID0 that tests >700MB/s read/write speed. I don't believe the disk is the issue. I suppose it is frustrating to see that the machine has lots of gas left to give and yet FCPX is dropping frames. I'd be ok with it if the CPU was peaking, but the fact that there are cores sitting idle when this happens bugs me. In fact about the only time I ever see that CPU meter peg above 80% is during compressor jobs. Anyhow, perhaps this is just normal performance and since I'm so hardware obsessed with the new machine I'm just now noticing it. Hopefully continued application updates will make better use of the hardware. I'm curious what experience others are having though. ---------- Also I did run geek bench just to verify the hardware. My scores are pretty comparable to the norm. I believe my hardware is perfectly fine. It just seems the software isn't fully taking advantage of it.