Originally Posted by Mr B
So in reality the accelerator wont add, or deduct a whole lot from the WHDload experience
The OS interaction will be slower. Windows will take longer to draw, sluggish to move, number of colours on screen will slow down it further. Add features such as NewIcons or OS3.9 and again things get slower.
Hard drive performance for IDE is a function of CPU power so loading directories with 10's of game icons (or drawer icons) will benefit from a faster CPU.
If you've ever used a high end PC with full performance WinUAE settings (JIT etc.) to emulate AmigaOS / Workbench you have unfortunately been spoiled and will probably find the real Amiga painfully slow.