Did the recent update improve speed?

So just want to see if anyone else is experiencing this. The speed of my Windows 8 apps just went from fast to instant load. I was wondering if the newest update did this for anyone else. I have a Samsung Series 9 Ivy Bridge (i5) so you know what I am running. If this is how fast things will be on the Surface Pro that thing will be a sleek little machine kind of wish I had waited for that.