New, much "stronger" servers GP running same time as old server.

Hi All

I have an issue I am convinced is a GP 9 issue, we have 2 servers LIVE and NEW both running server 2008 R2, SQL 2005 SP3 and GP 9.

New has 3 times the resources that LIVE does and runs of a compellant, Queries run off of SQL 2005 show that this is true as results are in seconds as apposed to minutes.

However when we test reconciles on both machines the times they take are almost identical, shouldn't  the new box have a faster result?