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a64 Jul 16, 2005 10:40 PM
Photoshop benchmark
Using Photoshop CS or CS2 (or PS 7)
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1.) Download the test image from http://www.quicklance.com/test.jpg

2.) Save it to the computer and then open it up in Photoshop

3.) From there please apply a 'radial blur' with the settings at:

Amount = 100
Blur Method = Spin
Quality = Best

Using a stop watch / ps timer see how long it takes to apply this filter

I just want to see what these new cpu's can really do.

Please list your cpu details, amount of ram and the time it took for the test, just so we can get an idea of how the different cpu's handle this task.

* test adapted from a different forum *



These are the results I got:
iMac G5 1.8GHz, 1GB - 2:00
Athlon XP3200+, 1GB - 2:15
Athlon64 4000+, 1GB - 1:25

Anyone got iMac G5 2.0GHz or G5 Dual 2.0GHz?
 
olePigeon Jul 17, 2005 12:06 AM
I'm gonna miss AltiVec. Sniff. :cry:
 
pbarton Jul 17, 2005 01:48 AM
Dual 2.0 (Early 2005) 1.5 GB RAM Photoshop CS2

48 seconds
 
Lateralus Jul 17, 2005 02:04 AM
Dual 533MHz 7410 G4s, 512MBs of RAM. CS.

3:28.
 
OogaBooga Jul 17, 2005 02:57 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by pbarton
Dual 2.0 (Early 2005) 1.5 GB RAM Photoshop CS2

48 seconds
Ditto for me. Except mine was 49 seconds.
 
a64 Jul 17, 2005 08:29 AM
Wow 48-49 secs on G5 Dual 2.0GHz? i was expecting around 1:30-1:40 at best.
hmm maybe under 30 secs on Dual 2.7GHz? (latest AMD Dual Core Athlon X2 4800+ still takes 35 secs, if i remember the result from other forum correctly)

I thought the actual performance difference between G5 2G iMac and Dual 2G was very small but i guess i was wrong. Anyone got single G5 2G?
 
OogaBooga Jul 17, 2005 09:42 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by a64
Wow 48-49 secs on G5 Dual 2.0GHz? i was expecting around 1:30-1:40 at best.
hmm maybe under 30 secs on Dual 2.7GHz? (latest AMD Dual Core Athlon X2 4800+ still takes 35 secs, if i remember the result from other forum correctly)

I thought the actual performance difference between G5 2G iMac and Dual 2G was very small but i guess i was wrong. Anyone got single G5 2G?
G5 DP 2.0
1.5gb RAM
Radeon 9600 128mb

w/ 1 CPU disabled -- 1:39
w/ both CPUs yes! -- 0:49

The second processor really helps.
 
Anand Jul 17, 2005 03:33 PM
DP 2.0 with 1 GB Ram and ATI 9650 256 Ram.

67 seconds using PS 7.01.,

I have word document open and safari is downloading the Halo demo.
 
aehaas Jul 17, 2005 04:39 PM
DP 2.7 with 4 GB RAM, 30 Cinema: 45 seconds.

Note: There were multiple other programs on and running, Safari, iPhoto, Quark, Activity Monitor, World Book, and 8 or 10 other lesser programs.

PS CS 2 (9.0)

aehaas

PS - I turned them all off and it ran at 37 seconds.
 
sknapp351 Jul 17, 2005 06:33 PM
Rev. A DP 2.0 8GB ddr ram
48 secs. CS

Rev. A 17" 1GHZ 1GB ddr ram
2 min 46 secs. CS

Dell 8100 1.5 P4 256 RDRAM
3 min 49 secs. CS
 
sheer Jul 17, 2005 06:37 PM
Powerbook 1ghz, 12" Rev B, 768mb, 219seconds (3m 39s), PS CS (Tiger, PSU plugged in, Highest CPU settings)

Ran it on the peecee. A64 3200+ (2.2ghz, s754), 1gb ram, XP XP2, 109seconds (1m 49s) PS CS.
 
villalobos Jul 18, 2005 12:06 AM
G4 1.2 GHZ Gigadesign in a DA, 1 GB RAM, Elements, not the full PS, 3:10....
 
ddma Jul 18, 2005 01:50 AM
PowerBook G4 1GB RAM 1.67 (Highest) CS2 + Tiger 146.4s.
 
zoetrope Jul 18, 2005 02:18 AM
Dual 2.7 GHz, 2.5GB of memory, PS CS 2, OS 10.4.2

39 seconds
 
osinsh Jul 18, 2005 03:34 AM
just for interest done it on pc:

Exactly 3 minutes

on my PC P4 2,4GHz, 256ram

background applications:
- illustrator
- firefox
- inbox office

:err:
 
CatOne Jul 18, 2005 01:11 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by osinsh
just for interest done it on pc:

Exactly 3 minutes

on my PC P4 2,4GHz, 256ram

background applications:
- illustrator
- firefox
- inbox office

:err:
256 MB RAM with illustrator, firefox, and office in teh background? That's hardly fair... it had to be paging like a mofo, as photoshop and illustrator are both real pigs.

You should slap another GB of RAM in there if you actually want to run photoshop on that box!
 
jhogarty Jul 18, 2005 01:32 PM
Test # 1: 44s
Had Photoshop CS, Mail, System Preferences (for clock) and iTunes open

Test # 2: 41s
Had Photoshop CS, and System Preferences (for clock) open

Dual 2.5Ghz G5
2.5 Gig Ram
Mac OS X 10.4.2

I'll try it on my kids iMac 20" 2.0GHz, with 1 Gig RAM, later this evening.


UPDATE:
Tried this on my Dell Laptop a 1.70GHz P4 with 1GB RAM running Windows XP SP2 and Photoshop version 7.0:
4m 03s

WOW what a diffference.

J.
 
svtcontour Jul 25, 2005 11:09 AM
30.0 seconds using stopwatch - note that using the PS timer adds 2-3 seconds for some reason. I read what the reasoning was on the net but dont remember now so for testing, stopwatch is more accurate in CS2.

Dual xeon 3.0Ghz - 800Mhz FSB, 2Gig RAM
 
Lateralus Jul 25, 2005 11:53 AM
Dual 1.73GHz 7447 G4s, 512MBs of RAM. CS.

1:12.
 
d.fine Jul 26, 2005 07:25 AM
RevB Dual 2.0 w/ 2GB DDR, PS CS :

1- 52.8 sec (with iTunes, Safari, Mail, Adium etc open)
2- 50.4 sec (nothing on the background)
 
mak_attack Oct 23, 2005 01:43 PM
Could someone please do this benchmark with the 'new' dual-core powermac?

thanks,
 
ben.mcguire Oct 23, 2005 04:34 PM
Ibook g4 1.2ghz with 1.25gb ram photoshop cs 3min 11sec
lol thought she was gonna blow!
 
motoyen Oct 24, 2005 03:48 AM
867 G4 Quicksilver
1.5GB Ram
PS CS2
4:01 :(
 
Madrag Oct 24, 2005 06:45 AM
PM G5 DP 2.0GHz, Rev B, 1.5GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB, OS 10.4.2, PS CS2

with many, many apps open: 1:03

Just PS CS2 open: 48,65 secs

I too would like to hear about this test on the new dual core ones!
 
Vektor7 Oct 24, 2005 07:03 AM
Dual 1 GHz MDD 768 MB RAM

1:23
 
Randman Oct 24, 2005 08:01 AM
Not a PM but a PB G4 (1.5Ghz, 2GB of ram): 2:04, 2:04, 2:09 (the last with Safari, Mail and iTunes open with PS 2.

Egads, I need a new Mac. :D
 
havocidal Oct 24, 2005 08:42 AM
1:32 on my Pentium 4 3.0GHz 512MB RAM... Radeon 9200 Pro on PS CS2

there u go rand... remember what i told u on the sg mac forums??? the powerbook is slower... =P
 
Randman Oct 24, 2005 09:02 AM
32 seconds between a 3 Ghz PC and a 1.5Ghz laptop isn't much, now is it? Besides that was just a rendering filter that didn't even use up 350mb of ram.
 
havocidal Oct 24, 2005 09:23 AM
well... ttz cuz my comp has only 512MB ram... (=
we were talking about processors speed back in the mac forums weren't we?
 
Xidius Oct 24, 2005 12:01 PM
Powerbook 1.5 1 gig ram 5200rpm 80 gig
CS2 - 2 mins 10 seconds on the dot.

- Xidius
 
Randman Oct 24, 2005 12:11 PM
The interesting thing is hardly any ram was used by Photoshop by the process.
 
KidRed Oct 24, 2005 12:43 PM
Dual gig
1.5 gigsRAM
CS2

1.41 seconds

I had open- CS2, DW 8, mail, iTunes playing, notebook, fontbook, safari, icq, transmit, ichat and bridge

I'll be getting my dualcore 2.3 tomorrow. I'll try to come back and do the test on that baby.
 
CatOne Oct 24, 2005 12:48 PM
Dual 2.5 GHz G5, NVidia 6800 Ultra (~1 year old)

41 seconds.
 
chme6583 Oct 24, 2005 01:26 PM
P4 2.4GHz, 1 GB of ram, NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600

2 mins 59 secs

Time for the Quad.
 
cenutrio Oct 24, 2005 01:28 PM
I'm 15:56 older with apparently not much to do today...

TiPB 400
 
Gir Oct 24, 2005 03:54 PM
1 minute 50.7 seconds

CS2 on Dual 867 MDD G4 768mb ddr 10.4 with safari running
 
Cloud Oct 24, 2005 04:15 PM
P4 3.0Ghz
1024MB of RAM
Photoshop CS2

1:26


thats like half as slow as you guys. im still happy with my computer. its almost 2 years old but i dont think ive driven this computer to the ground as hard as i wanted to.
 
ncsurfer Oct 24, 2005 05:29 PM
1.5ghz PB w/ 1gb of ram, PSCS2, 2:16, My computer is slow
 
broxy5 Oct 24, 2005 05:42 PM
3:08 with a 1.2 ibook w/768mb, with tunes and Safari going. I'm looking forward to the wife's new 1.67 15" Pb.
 
Dex13 Oct 24, 2005 06:18 PM
1:48 G5 1.8 Original 1 GB of Ram
 
2009059 Oct 24, 2005 06:46 PM
Hi....

Dual 2.7, 1 gig RAM

41 seconds

Photoshop CS
 
Lateralus Oct 24, 2005 06:51 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by 2009059
Dual 2.7, 1 gig RAM
Get more RAM. ;)
 
2009059 Oct 24, 2005 07:13 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Lateralus
Get more RAM. ;)
A gig more is what i want for my bday :)
 
U n i o n 0015 Oct 24, 2005 08:39 PM
I stopped after my computer was approaching the 4 minute mark! Anybody know what could be up with my system?

PB 12" 1.5GHz
768MB Ram
Photoshop CS
Adium, Mail, Remote Desktop, and Safari open
 
U n i o n 0015 Oct 24, 2005 08:55 PM
Well, I closed all progs except PSCS and got a 2:03. I guess the key is getting more RAM in order to get respectable results with other progs open. :)
 
havocidal Oct 25, 2005 03:59 AM
which computer did u use... ur 12" or ur 15"?
 
Abbas Oct 25, 2005 05:30 AM
Dual Core Pentium D 3.2GHz with 1GB RAM and Photoshop 7.0

Took 56 seconds
 
suta Oct 25, 2005 06:37 AM
SP 1.8 GHz
256 MB
CS

2 min
 
Randman Oct 25, 2005 07:52 AM
People are saying more ram. But when I ran the filter, Photoshop only used about 300MB of memory. I even adjusted the memory setting so PS could use about 1.7GB of ram if needed and I still got the exact same time on the filter render.
 
U n i o n 0015 Oct 25, 2005 09:34 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by havocidal
which computer did u use... ur 12" or ur 15"?
I used my 12" PB.
 
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