Intel Mac running Adobe Illustrator CS 3 vs. G5 PowerMac running Illustrator CS2 Pcad test:
The identical 2.5mb Illustrator file, Select All, Rotate/Copy:
G5 PowerMac with CS2: 185 seconds
Intel Mac with CS 3 upgrade: 33 seconds
That's like Floyd cheating by using a one liter sport motorcycle. The most dramatic performance improvement I've ever witnessed going from one machine to the next generation, and I've been updating hardware/software for 16 years. I like it.
Sure it's foo, but what isn't?