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Feb 10, 2006, 12:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Avanon
"Silent Upgrade" Mac Mini @ 1.5 GHz/512mb/64mb: 2:08
Athlon 2500+ PC @ 1.87 GHz/1GB/256MB 6800GT: 2:31

Can't believe it beats the PC - very capable little machine. Performance is on par with a friend's P4 2.4 GHz. Getting a dual-core G5 2.3 ASAP, however. Drunk on Mac and loving it.
Why are you surprised that it beats that PC? Thats about the worst chip you can get in that class for photoshop I know because I have it as a spare machine and it sucks real bad. A PIII 1Ghz might out do the thing in PS. Now if it was a P4 2.4C, then it would be a lot stronger for that era of PC. I did this test on a P4 3.0C and it finished in 77 seconds or 1:17.
     
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Feb 10, 2006, 12:57 AM
 
Heh, yea, "Wow, the new Mac mini beats a 3.5 - 4 year old PC" sounds a bit odd.
     
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Lol the megahertz myth finally caught up with me, I guess 1.87 vs. 1.5. I'm new to Mac (obviously) and I never did believe the whole "slower but faster" thing until now. My PC got old on me over night. Man, you graduate high school and life hits the gas...
     
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Feb 12, 2006, 06:02 PM
 
iMac Intel Core Duo 17" using Photoshop CD in Rosetta

Dualcore 1.83ghz 2GB ram

54 seconds
     
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Feb 12, 2006, 06:32 PM
 
1:03 using a new iMac CD 2.0ghz with 512 RAM. PS CS 2. I need to get more RAM. But still very impressive considering it was under Rosetta. I can't wait for the native version to come out.
     
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Feb 14, 2006, 11:18 PM
 
18 seconds..

Quad G5 - 8GB crucial ram - Photoshop CS2
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Feb 16, 2006, 10:04 PM
 
Wow
     
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1.8 GHz PowerPC G5
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PM 1.8 GHz SP
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only Photoshop CS2 was running ... 2:01 (min:sec)
     
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Feb 17, 2006, 10:18 PM
 
Wow, did this test on a P4 3.0C and got 77 seconds. Thats nearly 40% faster than the G5 1.8 single. That means that the P4 at least for photoshop is per Mhz not much slower than the G5? Although this is only one filter so maybe this filter is heavily SSE optimized on the PC side.
     
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Feb 19, 2006, 09:37 PM
 
First post here, new member.

48.55 seconds

Safe boot, nothing else running.

Machine:

Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac7,2
CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.1.5f0

Judging by the speeds the Quads are posting , WOW !

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G4 digital audio 667mhz 768mb ram photoshop cs2 osx10.3

4min 26 sec
     
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Feb 22, 2006, 01:40 PM
 
DC 2.3ghz.........................38 or 41 seconds (???)
iBook 1.33ghz...................2 minutes 30 seconds
XP1800 (512mb SDRAM)....5 minutes 15 seconds
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Feb 24, 2006, 03:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Daniel Bayer
PB-17, 1.33GHZ, 2GB ram, 60 GB 7,200 RPM, CS2, 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

On order, 1.83 ghz, 2GB ram, 100 GB 7,200 RPM HD.
New MacBook Pro, 2.0 GHZ, 2GB ram, 100GB 7200 RPM, CS2= 65 seconds.
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Feb 24, 2006, 06:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Daniel Bayer
New MacBook Pro, 2.0 GHZ, 2GB ram, 100GB 7200 RPM, CS2= 65 seconds.
Photoshop seems to be getting a little faster. Same test after tons of RAW images processing= 61 seconds flat.
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Feb 24, 2006, 09:23 PM
 
I was bored, so I plotted up the best result for a variety of CPUs and speeds.



Very little differentiation between the different platforms at the same clockrate.
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 11:25 AM
 
My poor old TiBook (last generation, 1GHz with 1 GB RAM) took a lovely 207.5 seconds (guess that's 3:45 minutes) to do this test. Gonna be fun to see what difference it makes to run the same test with my soon to be MacBook Pro 1.83 with 2 GB RAM... even through Rosetta.
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Feb 25, 2006, 05:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by CyberPet
My poor old TiBook (last generation, 1GHz with 1 GB RAM) took a lovely 207.5 seconds (guess that's 3:45 minutes) to do this test. Gonna be fun to see what difference it makes to run the same test with my soon to be MacBook Pro 1.83 with 2 GB RAM... even through Rosetta.
Me too. It took 4 minutes and 8 seconds on my 867Mhz G4 12" pBook with 640Mb ram in CS2.

My Macbook 1.83 was ordered with 512Mb but I'll either buy a 512Mb stick or max it out with two 1Gb sticks. Apple charges too much for ram.
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Mar 1, 2006, 03:44 PM
 
I felt sorry for the horse.

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Mar 3, 2006, 03:46 PM
 
60 Seconds on a MacBook Pro 2.0GHz with 1GB Ram. I had Camino open with 8 tabs, Photoshop CS2, and Text Wrangler.

Aside from Photoshop taking a little bit of time to start, I've not encounterd any real issues that would prevent me from working in on the MacBook Pro.

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Mar 17, 2006, 11:00 AM
 
OK, here's the test I've been waiting to do!

82.5 seconds on my spanking new MacBook Pro (1.83 Ghz with 2 GB RAM).

So even through Rosetta I am now experience an increase with more than the double. Way to go Apple!
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Mar 17, 2006, 01:49 PM
 
Macbook Pro 2.16ghz, 2gb RAM, 7200 rpm HD

This is with the best macbook pro currently available. PS CS2 under rosetta with safari and preview and a couple of small utilities running simultaneously:

battery better performance
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Mar 18, 2006, 03:46 PM
 
Powerbook 12"

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2:19
     
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Quad (specs listed in my sig) - 19.208 s.

Running - Safari, iChat, Mail and iTunes.
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PowerMac G5 dual 2.7ghz

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43 seconds
     
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MacBook Pro 2.0GHz 1GB RAM

Running iTunes, Safari with several open tabs, Mail, Adium etc + utils

49 seconds through Rosetta.

Hmm. Not too bad.
     
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Quad G5, 8 x 512 MB non ecc value line RAM, 2 x 500 GB Hitachi 7200, GeForce 6600: 18,7 sec
     
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Originally Posted by Chris_here
Quad G5, 8 x 512 MB non ecc value line RAM, 2 x 500 GB Hitachi 7200, GeForce 6600: 18,7 sec
     
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Opteron165@2500MHz, DDR560MHz, HD10K rpm:

32"


Holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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Originally Posted by Riuma
Opteron165@2500MHz, DDR560MHz, HD10K rpm:

32"


Holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
32 inches is kinda small.
     
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Originally Posted by jamil5454
32 inches is kinda small.

Ah ok, I try various: 0' 32" therefore it goes better???



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Mar 22, 2006, 05:37 PM
 
What we need is someone with an Intel Mac to run this test in Windows XP and then in OS X through Rosetta.
     
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Apr 5, 2006, 05:23 AM
 
Just cruizin thru forums as I'm on my quest for a workstation to deal with very large images (got a 54" solvent jet printer). Unfortunately, I'm pretty much stuck with a PC platform because of software I need. Don't want to throw away 13 years PC experience to learn Mac platform either. Pretty much got my mind made up on a Dual Opteron 265 (dual-core 1.8ghz) with WD raptors in raid with 4GB ram. If anyone knows of someone running a dual dual-core opteron system - I would be very interested in how it performs next to the Quad Macs.
     
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I'll post the Photoshop results of Windows XP on a MacBook Pro 2.0GHz sometime this weekend.. Can't wait
     
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Yeah, it will be interesting to see some Boot Camp numbers.

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Why are there no results yet? Maybe you need another serial number to get it to run in Windows even on the same machine. They need to work this out somehow.

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Apr 14, 2006, 06:38 PM
 
or maybe nobody's tried it yet...give it time. judging on online sources it appears that photoshop is about 30-40% faster when native. i still doubt this number.
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Looks like the link for the horse image test file is down, can anyone put it up so we can keep this thread alive?
     
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63 secs...MacBook 1.83 512MB RAM, PS CS
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Mindwaves, thats faster than I expected...and it will only speed up when photoshop is native so I gotta say wow
     
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Erm...guys..the link to the picture seems to be down...
     
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Sorry...just saw the new link. I apologise for my ignorance.
     
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MacBook 2ghz w/ 512 , just cs2 running = 1m 11s
Athlon 64 3200+ w/ 1g on windows xp 64bit, normal startup = 1m 26s

I have 2 gigs of memory on order for the macbook so I'll update the time when Its installed....
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44 sec. on a MBP 2.0 with 2GB ram running CS2 on XP in Boot Camp.
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Macbook 1.83 512 RAM stock, PS 7:

64 seconds.
     
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Quad G5 4GB Ram - 7200 Main Drive and 7200 Scratch disk. got 18.7 exactly.

Same as another quad-user in this thread.
     
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55 seconds

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3:22

Photoshop CS1

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16.1 seconds

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