Digital Arts Online review and comparisons 2009 2.26 vs. 2008 2.8 (Mar 18th)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MCHR, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. MCHR macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    Just doing the usual obsessive digging, trying to justify a 2009 vs. a 2008 Mac pro, and I arrived at this web link at Digital Arts Online. Posted below are small entries of the article, and an especially eye-opening number for a comparison test with CS4. The difference in finishing the task is a significant 210%.


    Digital Arts Online review

    "Photoshop is a very RAM hungry application, despite it being a 32-bit application that can access only 4GB of our Mac Pro’s 6GB of RAM -- 3GB for main app and 1GB for plug-ins. The new Mac Pro shot through our core Photoshop CS4 test, which applies 25 actions on a 500MB image -- including smart filters and 3D transformations. The ‘Nehalem’ Mac Pro took 16 minutes 26s to complete the test -- compared to 34mins 32s for the older base dual-chop model. "
  2. amoergosum macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008

    I was looking for a Photoshop related test.
  3. nemodomi macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
  4. Horst Guest

    Jan 10, 2006
    This is 12 per cent faster than the previous base dual-chip Mac Pro, which had two 2.8GHz quad-core X5462 chips. At £1,445 plus VAT, that model was a lot less expensive -- but it had only 2GB of much slower RAM, which as you’ll see makes a huge difference in our other tests.

    'Nuff said. ;)

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