phpBB2 is supposed to be significantly faster than the previous versions, at least so i've picked up from various sources across the web.
Well.. It seems that they always say first that some new version is a LOT faster than the older one until it turns to *censored*ing and nagging about bugs and stuff.. For example Windows XP. They say "OH BOY! it's a lot faster than my previous 'OS'". Wel could it be that they have a new installation they didn't have time yet to screw up with all kinds of apps that are >supposed< to make it run EVEN FASTER!!!. At least the email said so
Anyway I'd be surprised if the phpBB2 would be faster.. Why would it be?