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Old May 14, 2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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retouchartists.com 'Real World' Photoshop Benchmark - Speed Test

Standardized benchmarking like this was discussed in the Establishing Standard Benchmarks thread, this however is a Photoshop specific test where as benchmarks discussed in that thread was for lots of different applications.

This speed test is in the form of an action and test image for photoshop and will perform a series of tests to determine how fast your system can perform them, the test must be done with the included image to insure uniformity.

This test has been tested by professional photographers, photoshop professionals and lowly retouch artists! and all are in agreement that this test represents a large amount of the people that use photoshop, although the action could obviously not cater for every element otherwise it would be far to complex for slower systems.

you can download the retouchartists.com speed test from Here


Thanks to MacRumors for being part of this test.

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Please post system specs and software version detail in the thread (rather than "see in sig") so that people know what the system was even when you change your signature. Thanks.

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Old May 14, 2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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I'm assuming we should post our results?

4 minutes 36 seconds

Rev. B 17" iMac G5, 2.0 GHz G5, 1 GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600, in Photoshop CS.

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Old May 14, 2006, 04:11 AM   #3
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I'm assuming we should post our results?
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Yeah, either that or you can email your results as explained on that page and in the action.

thanks for posting.
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Old May 14, 2006, 04:43 AM   #4
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i feel slow!

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Old May 14, 2006, 05:46 AM   #6
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specs below (PowerMac G5 Dual Core 2.3 Ghz | 3.5 GB RAM | 256MB GeForce 6600 | 74GB WD RAPTOR 10k RPM )

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now i feel even more slow!
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Old May 14, 2006, 06:15 AM   #8
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Old May 14, 2006, 07:01 AM   #9
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Old May 14, 2006, 05:28 PM   #10
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Old May 14, 2006, 05:30 PM   #11
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I'm assuming all the intel Macs are completing this test in Photoshop running under Rosetta?

That will lower your score significantly. In reality, your computer is much faster than represented here.
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I'm assuming all the intel Macs are completing this test in Photoshop running under Rosetta?

That will lower your score significantly. In reality, your computer is much faster than represented here.
Yes, they are Rosetta times, which is really important to people that are perhaps looking to buy intel machines for pro work etc and want to compare against PPC times.
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Wow, how disappointing. Yeah, it's pretty fast, but for a bit more money spent than on a system compared to BakedBeans, I would expect faster results.

BTW, BakedBeans, good speed time and congrats on your apparently new system.
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Yes, they are Rosetta times, which is really important to people that are perhaps looking to buy intel machines for pro work etc and want to compare against PPC times.
I would like to see them test under bootcamp and windows (on Mac).
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PowerMac G5 Quad 6.5GB RAM

Wow, how disappointing. Yeah, it's pretty fast, but for a bit more money spent than on a system compared to BakedBeans, I would expect faster results.

BTW, BakedBeans, good speed time and congrats on your apparently new system.
hell... so would I!!!

Maybe the difference is made up by my disk being a bit faster.

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maybe the test relys to much on the disk?
and the graphics card maybe?

i guess we can draw conclusions after more test results.

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and the graphics card maybe?
erm.

no




I didnt actually mean that there is anything wrong with the action (im pretty confident that the action is spot on) i just meant maybe that the disk is playing a larger part in the timing over his machine.


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i guess we can draw conclusions after more test results.
yeah - the more people that hit it, the better
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I didnt actually mean that there is anything wrong with the action (im pretty confident that the action is spot on) i just meant maybe that the disk is playing a larger part in the timing over his machine.
i understand that, thats what i also meant about the graphics card, or doesn't the card have any influence on the performance in this test?
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Old May 15, 2006, 11:11 AM   #19
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3mins 19 seconds on:

Amd 4400 X2 (2.2 Ghz 2x 1MB cache) with 2MB Ram, 1x250GB and 1x300GB drives on Asus A8N-SLi (nForce 4 chipset) motherboard. Ati X1900 XTX 512MB Graphics Card.

Windows XP SP2 and Photoshop CS2

Funny, I expected it to be faster than that. Makes those dual and Quad G5's look good!
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PowerMac G5 Quad 6.5GB RAM

Wow, how disappointing. Yeah, it's pretty fast, but for a bit more money spent than on a system compared to BakedBeans, I would expect faster results.

BTW, BakedBeans, good speed time and congrats on your apparently new system.
Photoshop isn't coded to take advantage of more then 2 CPUs. So currently the fastest photoshopping machine is a dual 2.7 G5.

Blame Adobe.

On the bright side, during that 1:19, you can be doing something else and it will not lengthen your benchmark times, since you'd still have half of your CPU power idle. Or two programs could be processing something at a pretty decent speed. Basically, the Quad is a great multitasking machine, not a super fast one.
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thats strange huh?

i added more to the action... now your getting a faster time
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Photoshop isn't coded to take advantage of more then 2 CPUs. So currently the fastest photoshopping machine is a dual 2.7 G5
CS2 is, but is not across the board - some actions are not multi-processor aware, some are.
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thats strange huh?

i added more to the action... now your getting a faster time
Yeah, I was like - ah....huh - the actions you added may be multi-processor aware.

I didn't look to see what you had added from the original.

Edit - and I am seriously considering getting a Raptor Drive now, which has never even entered my mind before.
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Photoshop isn't coded to take advantage of more then 2 CPUs. So currently the fastest photoshopping machine is a dual 2.7 G5.

I'm not saying you are wrong.. but i Think you are

Any chance someone can check their activity monitor whilst the test is running?
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