Sweet! Then you're eagerly waiting for NAB 2005 as I am. I'm most excited to see the first Final Cut Pro version that I will buy. I've used FCP very sparingly since version 2
not the infamous Haxial garbage. As Rickag say..that bozo was debunked a long time ago. Amorph is right, the guy ranted about compilers but Apple chose GCC because at least you had the same compiler to test. I doubt GCC was even close to be optimized for PPC as it was for X86 hence the improvement we saw with the IBM XLC/XLF compilers. If high scores are what you value the most then you use a tweaked compiler. If a fair test is what you want you use a compiler that is available on both platforms.
You know we've heard this myth for years about how fast PCs are. That'll last about as long as it takes to build a PC and say "well it doesn't fell 'that' much faster than a fast Mac"
I felt duped myself..I noticed that my PCs did well when I was letting them crunch one task at a time but as soon as I wanted to start tossing in new tasks they degraded pretty fast.
You want to benchmark a computer right..develop a "real world" task where you utilize the computer in a scenario that is likely to happen. Something like compressing video while surfing and burning a CD. The one thing about Macs that people love is that they degrade gracefully under load. Unix baby!
I love the iPods success because I don't have to care about whether someone "gets it". If a PC is so great then go buy one. But you have to wonder why the most exciting thing happening in PCs nowadays is modding them with plexiglass windows adding colors and lights. Everything "but" computer performance. IMO.