Rosetta and Photoshop / Illustrator CS

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adriantoll, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. adriantoll macrumors member

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    I currently have a 1.33GHz G4 Powerbook 17" with 2Gb of RAM, and I've been lusting after a 20" Intel iMac with 2Gb of RAM and a 500Gb hard drive. However, I don't know whether it's just technojoy. :rolleyes:

    Has anyone done intensive graphical tasks on an Intel iMac using apps that run in Rosetta (as I presume Photoshop and Illustrator CS would do)? How fast were they?

    I just don't want to fork out for the iMac and then sit around waiting for the Intel versions of Photoshop etc. to see any difference...
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    it runs photoshop a fair bit faster than your native machine would.

    Its not lightning quick but will be when its native
     
  3. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    You are probably going to want to get 2GB RAM with your new Intel Mac because Rosetta is meant to really eat up RAM.
     

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