Computer Benchmark Tests with Photoshop

patch29patch29 C|34N3RAtlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
edited March 14, 2013 in Digital Darkroom
A couple of Benchmark Tests have been linked to and they help give an idea of the performance of different computers, operating systems and hardware. This could be useful for users looking to buy a new system.

from Retouch Pro found here. (please indicate with this test if you test an 8 or 16 bit file, or both.)


Please list your computer specs, processor, speed, ram and OS. Feel free to post any other benchmark or similar tests you may have or links to useful benchmarks in other reviews.

Thank you. :thumb
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  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    G5 dual proc 2.7ghtz 8 gb ram CS2

    Retouch Pro

    43 sec, 8 bit file
    53 sec, 16 bit file

    Fred Miranda

    21 secs
  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    Now the benchmarks on my Macbook

    core duo 2.0ghtz, 2 gb ram, CS 2 (tryout)

    booted in OSX

    RetouchPRO

    81 sec, 8 bit
    130 sec, 16 bit

    Fred Miranda

    36 sec





    booted in XP via Bootcamp CS2 (tryout)

    RetouchPRO

    65 sec, 8 bit
    72 sec, 16 bit

    Fred Miranda

    26 sec
  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    Benchmarks for my G4 Ti Powerbook 1ghtz 1gb ram CS2

    RetouchPRO

    200 sec, 8 bit
    256 sec, 16 bit

    Fred Miranda

    98 sec
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    Can't do Retouch in 16 bit on CS.
    Sid.
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  • NHBubbaNHBubba Major grins Posts: 342Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    I posted this in this thread a few months ago. Sadly I didn't record the OS used. All Intel/Athlon PCs are either Win2k or WinXP Pro w/ all the latest patches and service packs (at the time). All Macs were some version of OSX, most were tested at Apple stores. All are results for the RetouchPro radial blur test..

    Some results I've culled up by way of informal testing in the last few weeks:
    • Dell Inspiron 5000e - Intel PIII 800 MHz laptop w/ 386 MB RAM - Photoshop CS - 7:04
    • Homebrew - AMD Athlon 1400+ (1.2 GHz) desktop w/ 1 GB RAM - Photoshop CS - 5:56
    • Boxx - Dual processor Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz w/ 2 GB RAM - Photoshop 7 - 1:28
    • Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz w/ 2 GB RAM - Photoshop CS2 - 1:52
    • Intel Pentium M 2 GHz w/ 2 GB RAM - Photoshop CS2 - 3:00
    • Apple PowerMac - Dual 2 GHz G5 w/ 512 MB RAM - Photoshop CS - 1:23
    • Apple iMac 20" - Intel 'Duo' dual-core 2 GHz w/ 512 MB RAM - Photoshop CS - 1:24
    • Apple PowerMac - Dual 2.5 Ghz w/ 4GB RAM - Photoshop CS2 - 0:40
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    Retouch Pro

    174 seconds

    8 bits
    Pentium 4, 2.67 GHz
    1 GB
    CS
    Sid.
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  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    NHBubba wrote:
    Apple PowerMac - Dual 2.5 Ghz w/ 4GB RAM - Photoshop CS2 - 0:40


    The newer dual core or dual processor?
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    Original Dual Processor 2.0ghz G5 PowerMac, 3.5 GB RAM, fully updated Tiger 10.4.6

    I ran the Retouch Pro test in 8 bit and got 55 seconds.
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  • NHBubbaNHBubba Major grins Posts: 342Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    patch29 wrote:
    The newer dual core or dual processor?
    I thought the dual-core PPC chips were only offered together in the 'quad-core' PowerMac product.. You know, I honestly cannot remember where I got that number from. I only remember the Apple store I went to having machines w/ the base 512MB of RAM.. Maybe I should remove that figure or mark it as suspect.
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    NHBubba wrote:
    I thought the dual-core PPC chips were only offered together in the 'quad-core' PowerMac product.. You know, I honestly cannot remember where I got that number from. I only remember the Apple store I went to having machines w/ the base 512MB of RAM.. Maybe I should remove that figure or mark it as suspect.


    Nope.
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  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 24, 2006
    NHBubba wrote:
    I thought the dual-core PPC chips were only offered together in the 'quad-core' PowerMac product.. You know, I honestly cannot remember where I got that number from. I only remember the Apple store I went to having machines w/ the base 512MB of RAM.. Maybe I should remove that figure or mark it as suspect.


    When did you go? The newer G5's have a dual core processor, with the exception of the quad, so it could be faster than the older dual processors. ne_nau.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Quad
    Machine Model: PowerMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 4
    CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 4.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.25 GHz

    Fred Miranda Test: 11 seconds
    Retouch Pro Test: 23 seconds (8 bit file); 28 seconds (16 bit file)
  • NHBubbaNHBubba Major grins Posts: 342Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    patch29 wrote:
    When did you go? The newer G5's have a dual core processor, with the exception of the quad, so it could be faster than the older dual processors. ne_nau.gif
    My other post was dated Feb 22, 2006. That was when I was under the misconception that I had enough money to plunk into a new PC. I made the post when I was just about done my shopping, so the actual test was maybe 1-2 weeks before that. I remember it was right around the time they released the first Intel based mini-macs. Sadly I didn't record dates. At that time I swear the PowerMac line-up had three options: two dual-processor (2x single core procs) w/ different speeds, one at 2.0 GHz and the other at 2.5 GHz. The third option was the dual dual-core processor 'quad' jobbie w/ two 2.5 GHz dual-core G5's. At least that's how I remembered the lineup.

    Looks to me like the two dual processor models were changed to a single dual-core. IDK, I wouldn't expect the dual-core processors to be that much different than a pair of similar single-core processors.
  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    NHBubba wrote:
    My other post was dated Feb 22, 2006. Sadly I didn't record dates. At that time I swear the PowerMac line-up had three options: two dual-processor (2x single core procs) w/ different speeds, one at 2.0 GHz and the other at 2.5 GHz. The third option was the dual dual-core processor 'quad' jobbie w/ two 2.5 GHz dual-core G5's. At least that's how I remembered the lineup.

    Looks to me like the two dual processor models were changed to a single dual-core. IDK, I wouldn't expect the dual-core processors to be that much different than a pair of similar single-core processors.


    Based on what I found. I would bet it was a dual core.

    Announced in October 2005, the PowerMac G5 (late 2005) was the first PowerMac to ship with dual-core PowerPC G5 processors.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Quad
    Machine Model: PowerMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 4
    CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 4.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.25 GHz

    Fred Miranda Test: 11 seconds
    Retouch Pro Test: 23 seconds (8 bit file); 28 seconds (16 bit file)
    :cry

    Love the speed, hate the price.
    Sid.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    :cry

    Love the speed, hate the price.

    Curious, what does $3600 buy in Winders-land?
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Curious, what does $3600 buy in Winders-land?
    Your rig cost more than that, sez the Apple store. I priced it out at around $4500. ne_nau.gif

    Patch priced out an Alienware that matched his dual core G5. It ended up somewhere close to $3600, I think.

    Prices like that violate my philosophy, which is that computers get replaced every 2-3 years, so why spend top dollar? (It might help if I were writing some of it off. naughty.gif)
    Sid.
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    Your rig cost more than that, sez the Apple store. I priced it out at around $4500. ne_nau.gif

    Patch priced out an Alienware that matched his dual core G5. It ended up somewhere close to $3600, I think.

    Prices like that violate my philosophy, which is that computers get replaced every 2-3 years, so why spend top dollar? (It might help if I was writing some of it off. naughty.gif)


    Andy was smart enough not to get his memory from Apple. And which RAM? Big difference there, even from the Apple Store.

    Short story: Andy paid $3600.
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,158Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Curious, what does $3600 buy in Winders-land?

    Dell XPS 600
    Pentium D 950 (Dual Core) 3.4 GHz
    Windows XP Pro
    512 MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX
    2 GB RAM (no option for more)
    2 * 250 Gig SATA disks
    DVD Burner + DVD-ROM (2 seperate drives)
    13-format Media card reader
    *no* monitor (+$160 for 20" Widescreen LCD)
    Soundblaster Audio (no speakers)
    Basic Keyboard
    Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse

    $3244 ($3404 with monitor). Probably get to 8 Gig RAM and stay around $3600.

    I'm not a Dell fanboy... just first place I looked.
    Chris
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    ChrisJ wrote:
    Dell XPS 600
    Pentium D 950 (Dual Core) 3.4 GHz
    Windows XP Pro
    512 MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX
    2 GB RAM (no option for more)
    2 * 250 Gig SATA disks
    DVD Burner + DVD-ROM (2 seperate drives)
    13-format Media card reader
    *no* monitor (+$160 for 20" Widescreen LCD)
    Soundblaster Audio (no speakers)
    Basic Keyboard
    Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse

    $3244 ($3404 with monitor). Probably get to 8 Gig RAM and stay around $3600.

    I'm not a Dell fanboy... just first place I looked.

    So, what you're saying, is, Waxy's full of it lol3.gif and there's not much difference, a few hundred, we all knew that anyhow lol3.gif
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    So, what you're saying, is, Waxy's full of it lol3.gif and there's not much difference, a few hundred, we all knew that anyhow lol3.gif

    headscratch.gif

    There's something desperately insecure about you Mac boys. In the recent threads, it's always you lads looking for a fight.

    It's a very odd thing. ne_nau.gif

    As for apples to Apples, if you care to read the thread I started, you'll see a couple of rather powerful systems that cost about $900 less than anything comparable from Apple. Systems which conform to my "disposable" philosophy.

    Facts are facts. Even if they seem to tweak you guys. :cool And I'm speaking as someone who's completely open-minded and on the cusp of making a purchase. Lord protect me from being infected with whatever it is that you guys have. :hang
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    headscratch.gif

    There's something desperately insecure about you Mac boys. In the recent threads, it's always you lads looking for a fight.

    It's a very odd thing. ne_nau.gif

    As for apples to Apples, if you care to read the thread I started, you'll see a couple of rather powerful systems that cost about $900 less than anything comparable from Apple. Systems which conform to my "disposable" philosophy.

    Facts are facts. Even if they seem to tweak you guys. :cool And I'm speaking as someone who's completely open-minded and on the cusp of making a purchase. Lord protect me from being infected with whatever it is that you guys have. :hang

    I'm thinking you have selective memory.

    Anyway, all that aside, PC hardware is a bit cheaper, no doubt. Better value? Not sure, but I don't think you can just compare the hardware. It's the whole package, and in that measure, to my mind, Apple wins, hands down.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    headscratch.gif

    There's something desperately insecure about you Mac boys. In the recent threads, it's always you lads looking for a fight.

    It's a very odd thing. ne_nau.gif

    corner_livestock.jpg

    got your goat blbl.gif
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    I'm thinking you have selective memory.
    That, my friend, was bait. lol3.gif

    Just like Andy's. :bluduh
    Sid.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    Andy wrote:

    Guilty. umph.gif
    Sid.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:

    Anyway, all that aside, PC hardware is a bit cheaper, no doubt. Better value? Not sure, but I don't think you can just compare the hardware. It's the whole package, and in that measure, to my mind, Apple wins, hands down.

    You may be right. It's definitely an important part of my thinking as I get within 24 hours of laying out some cash.
    Sid.
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    That, my friend, was bait. lol3.gif

    Just like Andy's. :bluduh


    I'm confused. headscratch.gif
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    I'm confused. headscratch.gif
    Bait is what you put on a hook when you're fishing. naughty.gif Sometimes, fishing is called trolling.
    Sid.
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    Bait is what you put on a hook when you're fishing. <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/naughty.gif"; border="0" alt="" > Sometimes, fishing is called trolling.


    <sigh>

    I understand *that*. What I don't understand is how you could fall for Andy's at the same time bait a trap for me. Something's rotten in Denmark, my friend....


    Oh, and---get a Mac! :D
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    <sigh>

    I understand *that*. What I don't understand is how you could fall for Andy's at the same time bait a trap for me. Something's rotten in Denmark, my friend....


    Oh, and---get a Mac! :D

    I didn't lay the bait, Gus did. :cool

    As for the rest... well, let's just say if I get a Mac, I'm also getting an innoculation!
    Sid.
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