View Full Version : Establishing a Photoshop Benchmark

Jan 18, 2006, 08:04 AM
Looking for users to help create a freely available benchmark for photoshop. Would likely require a freely available image, as well as some sort of scripted tasks.

The point would be to provide some standard benchmark for use to compare machines as they come out.

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Mar 12, 2007, 12:15 PM
Does anyone have a good history of Apple Benchmarks?

I'm comparing two plans:
A) Replace MacPro's every 4 years.
B) Replace iMac's every 2 years.

Lots of things change over that time scale. I can throw a _lot_ of money into the best tower available and keep it for a long time, or I can get a "good" consumer-level system and replace it more often. A 2-year-old iMac will still have great value elsewhere on campus.

I've found this so far. But, with changing processor versions, memory speeds, etc., the CPU speed is not a good comparison.

Date Processor iMac Speed
Aug-98 G3 233
Oct-98 G3 233
Jan-99 G3 266
Apr-99 G3 333
Oct-99 G3 350
Oct-99 G3 400
Jul-00 G3 450
Jul-00 G3 500
Feb-01 G3 600
Jul-01 G3 700
Jan-02 G4 800
Jul-02 G4 800
Feb-03 G4 1000
Aug-03 G4 1250
Nov-03 G4 1250
Aug-04 G5 1600
Aug-04 G5 1800
May-05 G5 2000
Oct-05 G5 2100
Jan-06 CoreDuo 1830
Jan-06 CoreDuo 2000
Sep-06 Core2Duo 1830
Sep-06 Core2Duo 2000
Sep-06 Core2Duo 2160

Date Processor PowerMac/MacPro Speed
Sep-99 G4 350
Sep-99 G4 500
Jan-01 G4 533
Jan-01 G4 667
Jan-01 G4 876
Jan-02 G4 1250
Jan-02 G4 1420
Jun-03 G5 1600
Jun-03 G5 2000
Nov-05 G5 2500
Aug-06 Woodcrest 2000
Aug-06 Woodcrest 2660
Aug-06 Woodcrest 3000


Mar 12, 2007, 01:15 PM
You could try Geekbench 2 (http://browse.geekbench.ca/) or MacSpeedZone (http://macspeedzone.com) . This is a really good comparison of most processors from all manufactures over the last 10 years, proving Moores Law is alive and well. Processor Comparison Chart (http://www.geekpatrol.ca/2006/12/geekbench-comparison-december-2006/)