All right! This is the sort of thing I 'm happy to see. If the speculation is correct, the performance gap Mac users have been subject to on the high could be coming to an end. I'm no gearhead, but if I read things correctly, this is a monster of a chip that puts the PPC firmly in the thick of things performance-wise among next-gen CPUs. I certainly like the sound of this better than the idea of x86 Macs [shudder].