Painter 8 Performance on G5

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rustus Maximus, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Rustus Maximus macrumors 6502

    Rustus Maximus

    Jan 15, 2003
    I posted this question yesterday...but I think perhaps in the wrong forum :eek: goes again... :)

    Anyone here using Painter 8.1 on a G5...and if so what sort of performance increase are you seeing over the old G4's? I'm talking about using large brushes with large file sizes (11x17 @ 300 dpi, etc.) I know on my old Dual 1GHz G4 Painter 8 is sometimes quite sluggish and I'm getting a little tired of the ribbing I see the Mac taking from the PC side on this Painter speed issue. Was just curious if the G5 with it's increased bandwith and processor speed help with the speed issues, I mean, I know it helps...just wondering to what degree.

    This is also a general Painter performance question on the Mac G4 too I guess. Do our Windows brethren really have the speed advantage here?

    I recieved this friendly reply in the other thread...

    ...and I figured that would be the case hardware wise...but was wondering what the "real world" result of all those wonderfully fast components in the G5 means for Painter 8. Does anyone else know if Painter has been optimized for the G5 or is multiprocessor aware?

  2. Rustus Maximus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rustus Maximus

    Jan 15, 2003
    Not a lot of folks using Painter on a G5 I guess? :)

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