Octos and Adobe CS3

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zoran, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    A reasonable question now with the new coming of the new MacPro (with the Octo) is will Adobe CS3 apps handle sucessfully all the power and multiple cores that new beast Apple unleashed?
    I didnt manage to see Adobe CS3 presentation so i dont know if there was any statement regarding the optimal cooperation with multiple core systems! Anyone know anything or have the footage handy so i can have a look!
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    I would expect so, assuming its been coded to use multiple cores then it will work just as well with 2 as with 8 (obviously different speeds :))

    The question is, is there really anything in photoshop that requires 8 cores, I havent found anything to really struggle with 2 cores yet :rolleyes:
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    Do u know that as a fact that the new cs3 has been coded to work better with multiple cores? Did u read it somewhere officially? Perhaps u heard it at the CS3 presentation?
  4. volvoben macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    nowhere fast
    Photoshop has been multi-core aware for quite some time, so its latest incarnation will be no different.
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Photoshop has taken advantage of multiple CPUs and therefore multiple cores since at least version 4 (that takes me back a bit :)). Most of the professional level applications have had some support for multiple CPU systems for years.
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    Still i have to agree with LeviG, are 8 cores too mutch of power waste?
  7. Onkelskrue macrumors member

    May 25, 2005
    Would anyone have an idea of what kind of speed improvements we are talking about for an octo? Assuming you spend a few hours in Photoshop every day, even 10-20% speed increase could make a difference. Thoughts?

  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I think for everyday sort of Photoshop work, not much difference at all. :(
  9. spaz8 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    The system they recommend on the Apple site for CS3 is the Quad 3ghz.. I think PS and most of the Adobe line has recognized two processors for several years now but its my hunch that CS3 will see and do little with more than 4 cores.
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    i agree with spaz but we must see some tests first to be sure!
    anyone seen any?

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