First MP, First Post, Long time reader. Super impressed with the new MP. Coming from a Late 2006 MBP, that was really taxed, this is a HUGE leap. Got an good price using my ADC membership too! Also got a 23" Samsung 2343 to replace my 20" Acer I used as dual on the MBP. That Acer's color was wack. I just didn't cut it for print and graphic work! I haven't had enough time to fully use all the power of the MP, mainly using Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD, rendering programs. Love the 16 cores! The Specs: Two 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xe 8GB (4X2GB) ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/ One 18x SuperDrive AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card Apple Display DVI Adapter Apple Mighty Mouse APPLE KB (NUM)& USER GD Country Kit mac pro The Bench: I havent used Cinebench yet, just Geekbench. I find xbench random so havent redownloaded it. 16366 http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/126663 I also got 2x 640gb WD drives to run raid0, just no physical time right now with tons of work to do on the new MP! The Pics: Also made the switch to a trackball. My wrist/arm started locking up over the week during a 4 day all-nighter [graduating architecture student]. We shall see how that goes.