According to dppreview.com. Adobe has announced a Lightroom performance update coming soon. One of my frustrations with Adobe has been the slow performance of Lightroom.
According to Adobe the update will show an improvement on multi-core computers running at least 12gb of RAM. This is somewhat disappointing given that many new Computers Come with 8gb of RAM installed, and would need to be upgraded to see any improvement. Read more Lightroom Performance Update Coming Soon