Covet: Dual G5
Photo manipulation. Using a 33.2MB digital picture (in TIFF format), I rotated the photo 56 degrees counterclockwise, applied a Gaussian blur with a pixel radius of 250, and applied the Pointillize filter with the cell size set at 3. Rotating the picture took 2 seconds on the G5, 3.5 seconds on the Dual G4 and 5.5 seconds on the Powerbook. Applying the Gaussian blur (which, in essence, turned the photo into a blurry blob), took 4 seconds on the G5, 5 seconds on the Dual G4 and 8 seconds on the Powerbook. And applying the Pointillize filter took 3 seconds on the G5, 4.5 seconds on the Dual G4 and 9 seconds on the Powerbook.Of course, this really will be an unintelligible blur; but a fast one. Were I to try this on my current computer which was assembled by a now lost tribe of Intel wizards and Microsoft warlocks I would be rewarded with a very crisp, very clear blue screen....but it would take at least fifteen seconds to appear.