CS2 optimized for dual-processor use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iGary, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    OK I know it's a stupid question, and I could find no evidence of it on Adobe's site, but I notice when I am running batch actions and certain tasks in Photoshop CS, processor A is doing the majority of the work, and processor B only kicks in just a tad....

    I heard some rumor (don't remember where) that said that CS2 uses both processors more efficiently?

    Anyone confirm this?

    It looks like CS2 has some really nice upgrades, but dual processor support would be a deal maker.
  2. highres macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2005
    Near the Singularity
    I have been wondering the same thing, I use all the CS apps and I know there are some cool new features in CS2 but am curious as to whether or not CS2 really takes advantage of dual processors and if there is a significant, worthwhile, difference that will make me shell out an additional $549.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Barefeats did some tests: http://www.barefeats.com/cscs2.html

    They came to the conclusion that "... some actions in our SP set are now dual processor aware. Good news for those of you with dual processors."

    They also say it seems to use memory better under Tiger than under Panther.
  4. highres macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2005
    Near the Singularity
    wow...the differences are pretty dramatic especially in the opening and saving of files...10-15 seconds vs. 45 seconds is imo pretty impresssive. As a prepress print and web designer I spend a lot of time opening, saving and prepping files (most of my files are in the 500MB to 1GB range) for output. Looks like I will definitely have to get CS2...
  5. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    I thought Photoshop was DP aware since PS 7.0...
  6. zakatov macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    South Florida
    [educated guess]

    I guess some filters were, but not all of them and not stuff like file manipulation and such.

    [/educated guess]
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Darn, knew I should have splurged on the PM instead of the iMac G5. :)

    Gives me a reason to wait till CS3 and the Macintels next year.

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