Establishing a Photoshop Benchmark

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by arn, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    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.

    Please add your discussion/thoughts to

  2. macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    Benchmark History?

    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

  3. Sly
    macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2003
    Airstrip One

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