How many waiting until Photoshop (CS3?) released to get a Mac Pro

cabasner

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Oct 9, 2005
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Hello all,

I've been doing some reading, and from what I can tell, the testers say that Photoshop CS2 running under Rosetta isn't any faster than on the Mac Pro than on the Quad G5. I'm running CS2 on a PowerPC iMac G5 (and an old Photoshop 7 version on a new Intel 2 GHz Macbook [don't want to pay for the upgrade to CS2 on that machine]) for now. I'm not sure I want to get a brand new high end Mac and then have it incapable of providing any speed improvement over the prior version of hardware.

Also, I'm thinking maybe it's worth waiting for Leopard to be released and get the Mac Pro with the new operating system, also. Of course, Adobe Lightroom (Beta 3) runs natively on the Intel chip, so maybe waiting for CS3 (or whatever it will be called) isn't worth it. Anybody waiting? Anybody have any insight as to when CS3 might be released?
 

spicyapple

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Definitely waiting for a rev.b. Mac Pro in conjunction with the CS3 release of Photoshop. Plus, by that time, FB-DIMMs should drop down to a more reasonable price.

I'm definitely waiting this one out. Also, Leopard pre-installed so I don't shell out for the OS upgrade. :)
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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spicyapple said:
Definitely waiting for a rev.b. Mac Pro in conjunction with the CS3 release of Photoshop. Plus, by that time, FB-DIMMs should drop down to a more reasonable price.

I'm definitely waiting this one out. Also, Leopard pre-installed so I don't shell out for the OS upgrade. :)
Not too fussed about a Rev B but I agree with everything else. Although a Rev B will probably be out by then as CS3 is 9 months to a year away according to Adobe. Maybe there will be a 8 core MacPro by then?! :D
 

MacBoobsPro

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Zoowatch said:
i'm currently using a G5 Quad

and I'm waiting till Adobe CS3 is out and comes in UB... then i will consider buying an Intel Mac
Hey Zoowatch what part of Sheffield are you from? Im in Gleadless Valley! :)