I've been an apple fan all my life. I even had a Powerbook G4 Titanium. I remember Apple making a big deal about how that thing could reach a billion floating point operations a second. Today I tried using novabench on my basically stock 2010 2.8 ghz MP (it does have a samsung ssd on an ide bus) and all it could manage was 234.8 megaflops. I'm pretty confident that my current workstation is more capable than my old G4 laptop, but what do I need to do to acheive the golden gigaflop? Would a x5690 do it?