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Think Secret offers first hint of MacTel performance

Although it will be some time before it is clear just how much performance Apple will get from moving to Intel chips, enthusiast site Think Secret has a hint of where things stand today.

The site reported a variety of benchmarks for the demo systems Apple has at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week. The performance metrics show not the native power of the machines, but rather how well the machines do when translating code written for the PowerPC using the company's Rosetta translation technology. As might be expected, the benchmarks show a significant hit as compared to a top of the line Power Mac G5.