how does CS4 run on a G5?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Macky-Mac, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    This year I'll upgrade to a new computer and CS4. I had planned to buy the computer later in the summer and then CS4 after that, however, I've started getting work files that were created in CS4 (mostly illustrator and photoshop) and it's become a hassle to deal with so I'm beginning to think I'll just go ahead and get CS4 now.

    That will mean using the programs on a G5 iMac for a while until I buy the new computer later in the year. Mostly we're talking about working on photoshop files that run from 40MB to maybe 150 MB

    If you've gone this route, or know others who have, what's your experience? Can I get acceptable performance on an aging G5 imac?

    Or should I avoid doing the CS4 upgrade until after I get a new computer?
  2. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2008
  3. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    also to consider in terms of timing: if you buy CS4 at the right time you can get an upgrade to CS5 which is rumored to be released in Q2 of this year.

    of course, CS5 will probably not support non-intel macs, so your CPU upgrade will be important as well.
  4. Macky-Mac thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    computer ownership is such an endless cycle of updates........ouch in the wallet! :D
  5. ecflagcorp macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    It runs great on my G5 iMac. No problems yet.

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