Hi All, I just loaded up a Lightwave scene file of mine on both my old 2008 2.8 gig eight core, and my new 3.06 12 core Mac Pros. The 12 core is running the demo of Lightwave 11 under Lion, the 8 core is running 9.6 under OS 10.6.8. So far I'm very disapointed in the 12 core speed. The 8 core seems to be using all 8 cores much more than the 12 core uses its 12. In fact the 12 core uses 2-4 cores most of the time. Is 11 that much slower than 9.6, or did I buy an over priced piece of crap? The 12 core screams through the radiosity, but seems to slow way down after that using very few cores. I really hate to see Thor The Twelve Core Whore put down by a 3 year old machine. The 12 core render time....38m 30s, the three year old 8 core 37m 55s! WTF? The 8 core has 4 gigs of ram, the 12 has 24 gigs of ram. I feel completely ripped off.