CS2/Macromedia 8 Performance on MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by curiosa863, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. curiosa863 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Right now I run CS2 and Macromedia 8 suites on my iBook with 512mb of ram.
    When i get a MBP, will it run CS2 better than my iBook?
    I plan on going 4gb ram by january. Will that make it better? or does RAM not affect Rosetta performance?
    I'd love to go CS3 but that expense just isn't in my budget, and i only bought CS2 a year ago so i don't feel i've got my money's worth yet. Its also an education version so i have no upgrade path.

    Photoshop performance is one of the main reasons i want a new system, but if there are no significant gains (or a drop in performance which would be unbearable) I might get a macbook so that i can afford CS3.

    Appreciate all the feedback as usual. Sorry for making so many posts on here... some of you forumers should charge me for all the advice i get.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I had an iBook G4 with 768MB of RAM and went to a Core Duo MacBook Pro with 2GB of RAM and there was a significant speed boost, even with Photoshop CS. And RAM significantly affects photoshop's performance, the more RAM the better.

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