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Why are Macs better for Graphic Design than WinPC's? (Page 2)
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Nov 27, 2006, 12:28 AM
 
tooki have i ever told you your my fav Admin?....haha, im not derailing dont worry. apples design of the computer looks wise is one of my favorite things. not only is the os cleaner but the case isnt just a plastic box with a few stickers. macs are a work of art in themselves. artists love apples care for detail and aesthetically pleasing design.
     
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Nov 27, 2006, 05:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
AltiVec is awesome. While SSE/2/3 is more featured, it's also a lot slower. I'm gonna miss AltiVec.

The PowerPC was/is a great chip design. It's too bad there wasn't a big enough computer market to keep it competitive.

Maybe someday IBM and Intel will get together and have some kind of convergence with the two chip designs. It sure would be cost effective.
Personally, I think it would ahve been nice if Intel manufatuctured, and helped develop PPCs. Although, I don't really like the direction that POWER6 is going. I guess it doesn't really matter now.
     
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Nov 27, 2006, 08:19 PM
 
I expect Photoshop CS3 will see a huge kick in the pants on the Intel Macs. Now that they're at performance parity, the only differentiator for Mac vs PC for graphics designers will be the OS. Anyone see any studies (Gartner, IDC, etc) on platform choice trends for graphics designers over the last couple years?

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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
AltiVec is awesome. While SSE/2/3 is more featured, it's also a lot slower. I'm gonna miss AltiVec.
Poor SSE performance in dependent on the implementation, not the underlying technology.
SSE, SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 all execute in a single cycle on all Core Microarchitecture (Core 2 and Xeon 51xx/53xx) products.
     
 
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