FCE, iMovie, Photoshop Elements, DVD SP, benefit from DP Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yoda13, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    I regularly use iMovie and DVD Studio Pro. Sometimes I dabble in Photoshop Elements and I am thinking of upgrading to FCE. Do any of these apps benefit from having dual processors? I am thinking of upgrading my PowerMac or getting a new DP G5. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, do any game benefit from this, or are the video cards more important for them.
     
  2. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    Some fo your apps do here is a list:

    FCX + FCP (any)
    DVD SP (OSX versions only)
    Photoshop (any)

    iMovie does NOT get anything from it. iMovie is designed to be run hapily on iMacs - I am pretty sure none of the iMacs have ever had DP.
     
  3. yoda13 thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    Thanks for the help, now if I could just figure out if it is worth it to shell out three grand for a new computer, or if I should just spend 600 dollars on the one I have, and then give in and buy in a year:D
     
  4. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    i shelled out a forutne for my DP1G and i will tell you - it is as fast at most tasks as a G5 1.8 because it is a DUAL.

    Pay for it now and enjoy it for longer. As i saw someone else on these forums post: just because a new mac comes out doesnt mean yours gets any slower.
     
  5. advres Guest

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    my 1.25ghz powerbook blows away my friends dual 800 at 4minute render times with the same commotion project file. plus we both only have 512 RAM. patiantly waiting for RAM prices #1be available for my unit #2 be cheaper than apple's crap prices
     

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