iMac Rosetta emulation

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Konradx, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Konradx macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    Hi. I want to purchase a new iMac in a couple of months. Im curious on the progress of the coding of most software for the new intel chips. Have most companies caught up by now providing software that runs without the emulation software? If i own CS2 for Mac, when installing it will their be some sort of update for it to run better, or will i need to purchase a newly coded version?

    thanks in advance,

    Konrad
     
  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Adobe will be providing a "crossgrade" to make it universal.

    Not sure if it is free or not. :)
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Where did they announce this?

    I was pretty sure that CS3 is going to be universal and CS2 wont be
     
  4. Konradx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    is it worth buying an iMac within the next 2 months or just waiting for more support/possible iMac upgrades. i wil lbe getting the 20"
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    If you need a new computer now, buy it now. Otherwise, wait. There is a reasonably good chance that the iMacs will be updated within the next few months (my feeling is September).

    Adobe Creative Suite CS3 will be Universal meaning it'll be native (full-speed) on both Intel and PowerPC Macs, but it won't be out until sometime in the first half of 2007. Until then, you can run CS2 on an Intel Mac but it is somewhat slow. Photoshop is much slower on my Intel iMac than it is on my dual 1.8 GHz G5, but it is about equal in speed to my 1.33 GHz PowerBook G4. For relatively simple stuff, which is most of what I do in Photoshop, its fine. Office 2004 is the other really major application suite that is not yet Universal. However, I have found that it runs perfectly well under Rosetta. It is actually noticeably faster on my 20" Intel iMac than on my PowerBook.
     
  6. Konradx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    Thanks for the info. Yes i dont really needa computer atm, but would like to buy one since i use one at work and just love it. Though its the ibm version.

    Last question is 1 gig of ram fine for emulation or is more recommended because it has to translate?
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

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    Personally I think it's a good idea to max out memory regardless of Rosetta.
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well it all depends what programs that are none UB, your going to use and how many at the same time. 1GB may be fine if you just using office. But if you start using Photoshop and office at the same time you may want more.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I've got 1.5 GB in my 20" iMac, and for now I don't feel the need to upgrade. For a while I had 1 GB, and while it was MUCH better than the original 512 MB, I noticed another (smaller) increase in performance when I went up to 1.5 GB.
     

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