Mac OS X Intel Developer Box Feedback
Appleinsider has posted some subjective feedback from developers regarding the speed of the Mac OS X Intel developer boxes which were sold to developers for $999.
The $999 developer boxes house a 3.6GHz Pentium 4 and a standard PC motherboard, allowing it to boot Windows. As has been hinted previously, nothing definitive about the final Mac-Intel design can be gained from the current developer design.
Previous benchmarks demonstrated how well Rosetta (the PowerPC emulator) faired. And the comments by some developers have observed that PowerPC apps run at approximately 60-70% their native speed -- with some apps, such as Firefox, running at full speed.