Computer Benchmark Tests with Photoshop

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  • noeltykaynoeltykay Major grins Posts: 109Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2007
    FM = 16 Seconds

    New iMac Intel C2D 2.4GHZ 4GB's RAM
  • jwwjww UniverseUnderConstruction Posts: 449Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2007
    Testing CS3

    FM test
    7.04 sec 8 bit
    8.47 sec 16 bit

    Retouch Pro Test
    15.06 sec 8 bit
    18.88 sec 32 bit

    as well as two copies of IE running so I could read the instructions and keep my place in here

    self built pc (around $3200 - though most of the cost was the dual gfx cards which I mostly wanted for gaming :) doubt the extra one made a diff on this test)
    Intel Q6600 quad core 2.4ghz (big bang for the buck on this entry level quad intel $289 - just a bit slower than the $1000 quads)
    Asus P5N32-E SLI Motherboard
    4 gig OCZ DDR2 PC6400
    2 BFG 8800 GTX OC video cards (SLI enabled)
    1 - WD Raptor - 10k SATA 74gig hard drive
    1 - WD Cavier - 7.2k SATA 750gig hard drive
    Creative Xfi sound card
    2 - Plextor PX800A DVD RW DL drives
    running XP Pro..

    ..and boy does Lightroom rock on this thing. thumb.gif
  • SloYerRollSloYerRoll Major grins Posts: 2,788Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2007
    testing CS3 on an older Mac and New (homebuilt) PC:

    Vitals for machine below benchmarks:
    MAC
    FM 45s/1:25
    RP 1:28/3:01

    PC
    FM 6.1s/8.0s
    RP 10.2s/16.8s

    MAC:
    G4 Quicksilver 733
    1.5GB RAM
    OSX 10.4.9

    PC
    Vista Premium 8bit
    Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (overclocked to 3.73GHz)
    4GB Dual-Channel DDR2
    1 (1)TB Single Serial ATA Hard Drive w/ 10 partitions & Data Burst
    1 (100)GB Single Serial ATA Hard Drive for the OS
    Dual 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
    Fiber Bus architecture
    A whole bunch of PCI slots and a small chernobyl power supply
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited September 29, 2007
    SloYerRoll wrote:
    testing CS3 on an older Mac and New (homebuilt) PC:

    Vitals for machine below benchmarks:
    MAC
    FM 45s/1:25
    RP 1:28/3:01

    PC
    FM 6.1s/8.0s
    RP 10.2s/16.8s

    MAC:
    G4 Quicksilver 733
    1.5GB RAM
    OSX 10.4.9

    PC
    Vista Premium 8bit
    Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (overclocked to 3.73GHz)
    4GB Dual-Channel DDR2
    1 (1)TB Single Serial ATA Hard Drive w/ 10 partitions & Data Burst
    1 (100)GB Single Serial ATA Hard Drive for the OS
    Dual 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
    Fiber Bus architecture
    A whole bunch of PCI slots and a small chernobyl power supply

    Wow, a Macintosh model that was introduced in July of 2001. Still running, albeit a little slow. Not bad for a 6 year old machine!
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  • Gerd PischlGerd Pischl Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 29, 2007
    Intel Core2 Quad, 2,4Ghz
    3071MB
    CS3
    FM: 7,5s
    RP: 14,7s
    (8Bit)
  • SloYerRollSloYerRoll Major grins Posts: 2,788Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2007
    DavidTO wrote:
    Wow, a Macintosh model that was introduced in July of 2001. Still running, albeit a little slow. Not bad for a 6 year old machine!
    It's a great machine David. I've had it for years and I've poked it, beat it, did everything but pour water on it. It keeps on humming away....

    The only reason I've switched to the PC side is it's more cost effective for me. Plus I know how to keep my machine out of the crud.

    I totally understand why ppl love macs from the low end user to the high end. For the low end user, they just work. For the high end user (like yourself) the take a beating and ask for more.

    BTW I went to the apple site yesterday to build a fully loaded machine (dreaming). Freakin toal was 19K+eek7.gif


    -Jon
  • HarlanBearHarlanBear grin & bear it Lakewood Ranch, FLPosts: 290Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2007
    I just got a new PC and wanted to join the fray.

    CS3

    AMD Althlon 64 x2 Dual Core Procesor 5600+ 2.8GHz
    Vista 32 (so far, so good)
    3GB RAM

    Miranda = 16 sec

    Retouch Pro, 16 bit = 37 sec
    Mick

    Website
  • CatOneCatOne A man, sans canal or plan Posts: 957Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 12, 2007
    Okay, decided to try these tests on my 8-core Mac Pro.

    FM Test (is it really just that little butterfly test picture?): < 1 second.

    Yes, basically by the time I looked at the clock and click the button until I saw it blurred to oblivion was nearly immediate.

    Retouch:

    8 bit file: 10 seconds
    16 bit file: 13 seconds

    Surely we need tougher tests; all these test are radial blurs
  • SloYerRollSloYerRoll Major grins Posts: 2,788Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 8, 2007
    CatOne wrote:
    Okay, decided to try these tests on my 8-core Mac Pro.

    FM Test (is it really just that little butterfly test picture?): < 1 second.

    Yes, basically by the time I looked at the clock and click the button until I saw it blurred to oblivion was nearly immediate.

    Retouch:

    8 bit file: 10 seconds
    16 bit file: 13 seconds

    Surely we need tougher tests; all these test are radial blurs <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/ne_nau.gif"; border="0" alt="" >
    Can you post your specs?
    I have a few friends w/ maxed out 8 cores and none of them are even close to the numbers you boast.
    I'm curious to see what makes the difference.
  • SloYerRollSloYerRoll Major grins Posts: 2,788Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 8, 2007
    DavidTO wrote:
    A friend of mine has the new 8 core MacPro, with 8GB RAM. He ran the retouch pro tests with CS2, and here are the results:

    8 bit: 9 seconds
    16 bit: 16 seconds

    EDIT: He will re-run when he gets the full version of CS3, and I will post the results here.
    Did your friend ever get a chance to install CS3 yet David?
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited December 8, 2007
    SloYerRoll wrote:
    Did your friend ever get a chance to install CS3 yet David?


    Not that I know of. He's one of those 80 hour a week guys. I kinda hate to bother him. Anyway, CatOne has the same machine.
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,859Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited December 9, 2007
    Miranda: 15 sec
    Retouch 8 bit: 34 sec
    Retouch 16 bit: 43 sec

    Lenovo ThinkPad T61; Core 2 Duo, 2 Ghz; 3 GB RAM; XP Pro; CS3
    Machine cost $1,500 USD (not including CS3)
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,859Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited December 9, 2007
    Modest suggestion
    I think this thread might be more interesting if we posted the cost of each machine along with the benchmark data. It certainly should be no surprise that a $4000 machine outperforms a $400 one, but many people might want to see what, say, $2000 will buy.

    I'll kick it off by editing my earlier post on the ThinkPad T61.

    Regards,
  • CatOneCatOne A man, sans canal or plan Posts: 957Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2007
    SloYerRoll wrote:
    Can you post your specs?
    I have a few friends w/ maxed out 8 cores and none of them are even close to the numbers you boast.
    I'm curious to see what makes the difference.

    8 core Mac Pro, 8 GB RAM, ATI X1900XT.
  • HarlanBearHarlanBear grin & bear it Lakewood Ranch, FLPosts: 290Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2007
    HarlanBear wrote:
    AMD Althlon 64 x2 Dual Core Procesor 5600+ 2.8GHz
    Vista 32
    3GB RAM

    Miranda = 16 sec

    Retouch Pro, 16 bit = 37 sec

    Since I'm somewhat obsessed with cost to performance ROI, I’ll go with Richard’s idea about posting the cost of the machine.

    Specs and results shown above were on an HP 6230, $650 USD w/o monitor.
    Mick

    Website
  • WilliamClark77WilliamClark77 Click Click BOOM! Posts: 164Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 26, 2008
    Homebuilt Winders XP machine after UPS used it for a jackstand...

    Asus M2N-E SLI nForce 500 Socket AM2 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.81 GHz processor
    CRUCIAL PC5300 DDR2 667MH. 2 gb
    XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX 256MB PCIe vid card
    Two WD Caviar 320GB SATA-3G hard drives in RAID mirror
    Running old Photoshop 7.0

    Total cost including case, fans, cooling, XP SP2 upgrade, and the little bs stuff inside the tower to get it going like wiring, power supply, etc, minus the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals was ~$720.

    FM: 24 seconds
    RP: 43 seconds

    I didn't close everything but ps.
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaPosts: 22,701Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited January 27, 2008
    Tried this test on the new PC I had built by the dudes who recovered the data from my fried HD.

    Intel Core2dual E6650 processor @233 Ghz
    4GB DDR800 RAM
    NVIDIA Gforce 8400 256mb video card
    Windows XP Pro
    PS CS3
    $1,336.00

    FM 16 file 11 secs

    Retouch 16 bit file 31 secs
    Harry
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  • candersoncanderson Big grins Posts: 71Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 2, 2008
    Hp 7100 Cmt
    35 Seconds
    Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7100
    3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    2 GB RAM
    PS2

    Fred's
    Chris Anderson
    Canon EOS 20D
    http://www.lazycreekphoto.com

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  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited March 9, 2008
    A friend of mine recent upgraded to a Mac Pro, here are his results.



    Mac Pro, 8 core, 2.8ghz, 10gb ram


    FM:
    8bit 5 sec
    16bit 6 sec


    RTpro:
    16bit 12 sec
  • gluwatergluwater SmugMug Technical Account Manager Posts: 3,599Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    17" Macbook Pro 2.6Ghz 2GB RAM

    CS3 Extended

    FM - 14sec
    Retouch Pro 8bit - 32sec
    Retouch Pro 16bit - 44sec
    Nick
    SmugMug Technical Account Manager
    Travel = good. Woo, shooting!
    nickwphoto
  • CameronCameron Major grins Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 745Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 16, 2008
    My system:
    Intel Q6600 (overclocked to 3ghz)
    4GB RAM
    Vista / CS3

    Retouch Pro:
    8 bit: 12 sec
    16 bit: 15 sec

    FM:
    6 sec
  • vincemanvinceman Beginner grinner Posts: 9Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 23, 2008
    A year old AMD TL-52 1.6GHz ($750 last year) defective laptop of mine was replaced by HP with an Intel T5550 1.83Ghz. The new one costs about $750 right now.

    model: dv2700t.
    2GB Ram
    Vista/CS3

    Rpro - 8 bit - 37s
    Rpro - 16bit - 47s
  • sibsib Big grins Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 11, 2008
    Old Dell Dimension 4550
    2.53GHz Pentium 4
    1GB RAM (max eek7.gif)
    XP SP2
    CS2
    (Soon to be replaced...)

    Retouch

    8-bit
    2:44 (164 sec)

    16-bit
    3:05 (185 sec)

    Fred Miranda

    1:13 (73 sec)

    Machine cost about $650 when purchased some years ago.
  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Posts: 6,511Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 18, 2008
    I think we need a new benchmark: Light Room import/exports/rendering.

    In theory this is a benchmark which can really use all those cores for a large enough set of photos.
    If not now, when?
  • thefireguythefireguy Big grins Posts: 64Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 19, 2008
    20 secs on the first one(radial blur on the butter fly)

    HP dv95000
    17" monitor
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80Ghz 1.80GHz
    RAM - 2046MB
    32-bit OS Windows Vista
    Dual hard drives (103GB and 111GB).
    -Brian Sullivan
    TheFireGuysPhotos.com
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 15, 2008
    MacBook Air, 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2gb Ram, Photoshop CS4.

    FM Test, 8bit, 22 sec
    FM Test, 16bit, 32 sec

    Retouch Pro Test, 8bit, 53 sec
    Retouch Pro Test, 16bit, 75 sec
  • Shootin1stShootin1st Major grins Posts: 288Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 15, 2008
    Dell XPS 710 H2C
    Quad Core at 2.93ghz
    4GB Ram (yes, I know)
    Windows XP
    CS4
    Price? Less than your camerarolleyes1.gif

    FM 8bit: 6.05s
    FM 16bit: 7.10s

    Retouch 8bit: 12.00s
    Retouch 16bit: 15.15s
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  • Quantum3Quantum3 Øuantum³ Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2008
    wxwax wrote:
    Can't do Retouch in 16 bit on CS.

    Go to Image\mode\16 bits. Make sure you have loaded the image :)
  • Quantum3Quantum3 Øuantum³ Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2008
    Nice Test!
    Okay,

    Photoshop CS3:

    Old Pentium V with HT Cache L2 Extreme Edition 3.40 GHz (I bought it in the year 2004).
    Motherboard: D925EXCV2.
    RAM: Kingston DDR2 533 MHz Dual Channel (4GB).
    Photoshop and Hard Drives space optimized (SATA) for paging file.
    Windows XP 32-bits SP3.

    FM Test: 8bpc = 32 seconds.
    FM Test: 16bpc = 40 seconds.

    Price of my computer (it's discontinued) JEje...

    By the way, I would like to buy a new PC with the Native Quadcore (like the i7). First world people have that kind of tech, someone could submit a test with that processor? Becasue Lightroom 2.0; 2.1 and 2.2 works very slow in my machine.

    Tanks :)
  • PookPook Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 28, 2009
    Quantum3 wrote:
    By the way, I would like to buy a new PC with the Native Quadcore (like the i7). First world people have that kind of tech, someone could submit a test with that processor? Becasue Lightroom 2.0; 2.1 and 2.2 works very slow in my machine.

    Tanks :)

    No lightroom figs, as I'm not aware of a standardised benchmark that everyone is using.

    However, Retouch Pro test:

    Home built
    Intel i7-920 @ 2.66GHz (quad core native, with hyperthreading enabled for 8 Logical cores)
    Asus P6T Deluxe Mobo
    6Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 @ 1600MHz in triple channel (3x2GB)
    All drives are Samsung Spinpoint F1 1Tb


    CS3
    10x8 Inch 300ppi

    8bit - 9.8 secs
    16bit - 10.1 secs
    32bit - 11.7 secs


    Thats the machine at stock speeds. Overclocked to 4GHz however (almost all i7-920s will hit this with a decent motherboard, RAM and cooling)...

    8bit - 5.7 secs
    16bit - 6.2 secs
    32bit - 6.9 secs


    The i7 is awesome. Be aware tho, that if you want to run DDR3 @ 1600MHz, you'll need the retail version of the chip, not OEM, as QPI multipliers are locked on the OEM version. It's this extra RAM bandwidth that makes it shine. Triple channel DDR3 rocks! My board can actually use 2000MHz DDR3, but the price of that stuff is still high.

    The stock Intel cooler is useless if you plan on overclocking. Go for the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme instead... an extra £50 but well worth it.

    Don't waste money on the i7-940 or 965 either, as almost all i7-920s will hit 4GHz (make sure it's "D0" stepping to guarantee this).


    Oh.. btw.. Hello :) Being my first post :)


    [edit]

    Forgot to mention my OS... which is Vista 64bit, and cost of machine, which was £1200 (US$1700 approx) as I already had some components. If I was to build the whole thing from scratch inc. the GTX295 dual GPU card, it would be around US$2300.
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