testing CS3 on an older Mac and New (homebuilt) PC:
Vitals for machine below benchmarks:
G4 Quicksilver 733
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!
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.
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="" >
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?
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.
AMD Althlon 64 x2 Dual Core Procesor 5600+ 2.8GHz
Miranda = 16 sec
Retouch Pro, 16 bit = 37 sec
Can't do Retouch in 16 bit on CS.
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.