MacBook Pro Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ghall, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Okay, Apple is sending me a MacBook Pro to replace my PowerBook (such glee!!), and I have a few questions about preformance. How well will the following programs run under Rosetta?

    Adobe GoLive CS2
    Adobe PhotoShop Elements 3
    Carrara 5
    Final Cut Studio (don't have access to UB versions yet)
    Sim City 4

    Also, I definitaly need to buy some more RAM (they're only gonna give me 500MB), how much whould you reccomend.
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    I have no idea how any of those programs would run under rosetta, but if you are going to be using programs like that, i would reccomend 2 GB of RAM, because rosetta is a ram hungry process. But make sure to keep the 512 MB that it comes with, in case it needs to be serviced.
  3. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    I think you'd be confortable at 1GB or if you have enough money to blow, 2GB would make your MPB lightning fast.

    GoLive ran alright on my friends MacBook with only 512, but I wouldn't want to use it for an extended period of time. Final Cut is UB now.
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I know Final Cut is UB, but unfortunatly, I work with a small video production company, and they haven't yet made the leap to Intel yet. They haven't even upgraded their software, so I'm stuck with PowerPC binary until they upgrade.
  5. atticus1178 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    i work in photoshop alot with 1 GB RAM, and it is a little slower than my old 1.5 ghz powerbook g4, but i really only notice the difference when working with massively large files, thats when i run out of RAM
  6. mrstep macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2006
    Carrara 5 Pro

    I just set up my shiny new Mac Pro today (2.66GHz), and was happily surprised to find that Carrara 5 Pro runs - so far no issues, though it's hardly been an in-depth test. But some test renders with texture maps, caustics, etc. came out fine and take advantage of all of the cores! I just looked to be sure - it's definitely a PPC only executable, so Rosetta is doing some sort of magic to make it work which definitely impresses me.

    I haven't had a chance to compare the speed to my old machine (2GHz G5 iMac) - I think I'm seeing better overall performance if only due to 4 cores rather than 1 before.


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