With the Mac world all aflutter about the release
of a Universal Binary beta of Photoshop CS3, the excellent Mac performance enthusiast site Bare Feats
has some hard numbers
comparing the CS3 beta on the Mac Pro to CS2 and CS3 on the Quad G5 PowerMacs of yore and the results are telling. Running native code the Mac Pro finally gets a chance to strut its stuff, with the Mac Pro handily beating the Quad G5 PowerMac on most tests. Rob Morgan's conclusion says it all: "We've waited many moons for the UB version of Photoshop. Mac Pro owners will love the dramatically improved performance that CS3 offers them. We understand the level of effort and investment required to accomplish this. Thank you, Adobe!"