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It didn't take long for all my favorite publishing/graphics software to come out PowerPC native (way back when! ;) ), so I'd best start saving for a new home computer soon...
The dual Pentiums are a different chip architecture, running a different operating system, etc., etc... A diesel engine vs. a gasoline engine vehicle would yield much different performance characteristics, even if both of them offered the same "horsepower."
All the benchmarks I've seen on the DP Macs (running OS 9) show a marginal speed improvement with non-enabled software, and a very significant improvement with software support. I can only assume having native operating system support for the DP arctiecture would yield much more significant improvements.