Stock..ya it's a tick faster. Ported..not in the real world, get them both run in good and there really isn't a difference other than preferance. I'll agree the 5 series Huskies handle very well...but that is a personal thing, to each there own. I have a standard carbed 362 that's ported that pulls a 28" bar with no trouble whatsoever, my ported m-tron model doesn't fear it either. "Better" is purely subjective.